Beavers are the largest rodent species in North America, and the second largest worldwide. These semi-aquatic creatures build dams in rivers and creeks to create deep, still bodies of water. Building dams and creating still water leads to wetlands, which attract fish, ducks, frogs, and other creatures. Beaver dams change the ecosystem of their habitat.
Beavers are often spotted in summer, but even if you don't see a beaver it is easy to spot where beavers are! Beaver dams are easy to spot, and if you walk along a river near a dam, you will likely come across chewed trees!