Rapid colonisation of beavers is occurring in Perthshire at the moment
Their signs are becoming more intense and extensive with every passing month. Interesting beasties with an amazing ability to engineer the environment to suit their needs. Here are a couple of piccies showing what they’ve been doing to some decent sized trees in Tayside. Lots of other impacts apparent, which nobody seems to be talking about at the moment – it will be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of years as they become more apparent.
I really wish SNH had set up a long-term experiment here, rather than in Knapdale, to look at these animals in a situation of natural colonization and where the habitat is so clearly suited to them, such a missed opportunity.