Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Co-existing with Beavers

As many of you know, because of the hard winter and wet spring, we've had a problem with the beavers damming up the culverts that runs between the upper and lower pond. We formed a committee that has been researching and experimenting for about a month.

Eliminating the beavers or the dam was never a consideration. This week we will meet to determine what action to take. I've put together a 5 minute multimedia presentation and a proposed solution to present at the meeting. I've also asked for comments from Mike Callahan's Facebook group. Mike is probably the leading expert in the country on beaver pond flow control and has implemented more than 750 solutions around the country. His group consists of a wide range of nature lovers, naturalists, and experts.

Please click here and take a few minutes to watch the presentation. I'll post more as we move forward.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Contest

Last year was our first visit to the Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Contest, and we plan on making it an annual event. This year we felt that they weren't quite as intricate as they were last year. You can judge for yourself. Below is a video of this year's contest, and this link will take you to last year's video.