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Fish Creek Speaker Series - Urban Beavers: Building Pathways to Coexistence - Shared screen with speaker view
Deb Nero
46:48
what sort of paint? Latex exterior? And how higjh up the tree die the paint extend?
Erika
47:18
how often do you have to reapply and is it toxic to the env?
Simone
47:51
Holly@rockies.ca www.rockies.ca/beavers
Deb Nero
48:08
does this work in the winter with snowfall?
Kirby England - You Betula Environmental Inc.
48:48
Hello all, just letting you know we will have a question period for both Holly and I following my presentation,.
Katie - Friends of Fish Creek
01:17:26
Note the water level on the trees in the background
Katie - Friends of Fish Creek
01:17:56
As per best practices, we aimed to lower each pond by about a foot to avoid stressing the beavers.
Simone
01:18:28
It seems like a very elegant solution.
Joshua Gibbs
01:18:58
Those dead flooded trees will provide a big habitat for woodpeckers, wood boring insects, and predator birds
Rose
01:20:00
Yes, we saw Pileated woodpecker in one of the trees the week after the installation. Just a couple weeks ago there were pileated, and downy woodpeckers and a pygmy owl in the area.
Katie - Friends of Fish Creek
01:24:00
Yes, every time I visit the area, I see evidence of the fact that the beavers are not only creating a good home for themselves, but creating quality habitat for a wide variety of birds, mammals, insects, fish and more!
Catherine
01:25:48
Thank you Kirby, for your very informative and interesting presentation.
Tony
01:26:26
What is the beaver population in this particular area?
Kirby England - You Betula Environmental Inc.
01:26:34
Thank you for your thanks, I appreciate it.
Calgary River Valleys
01:27:48
Calgary River Valleys is testing a yogurt & hot chili oil mixture as a beaver repellent on a willow restoration we did last fall along West Nose Creek in Hidden Valley. We’ll know more in the spring re how well it worked, comparing latex paint treated tops (but with no sand), the yogurt & chili oil repellent, comparing to control group of unpainted willow tops. Should be interesting to see how it goes!
Joshua Gibbs
01:29:23
I have seen a couple funny examples of beavers outsmarting us, some old wrapped trees right beside the water the beaver has bent the cage open and chewed through the tree. usually it happens with old tight cages
Tony
01:31:06
Thank you, very informative.
Mary V
01:31:30
One evening this past fall I counted 20 beavers on a half hour walk in Fish Crek
Rose
01:32:01
The photo I just shared shows the beaver's countermove after we had cleared up below the pond leveller
Bob M
01:32:18
Mary - where abouts were you walking?
Simone
01:32:33
Kirby is already answering part of this. Outside of a park environment, what have you found to be the trigger for municipalities to remove beavers? Flooding? Aesthetics?residents' complaints?
D Bitz
01:32:42
excellent presentation. I found very interesting. I'm in Fish Creek almost every day & see what they do but haven't seen a live one yet. I do walk with dogs though & maybe they sense the dogs.
Bev Tonkinson
01:32:52
What time is the best time to see Beavers?
Calgary River Valleys
01:33:28
Thanks, we’ll keep you informed!
Katie - Friends of Fish Creek
01:35:50
If you want to see a beaver, visit a site in the park where active beaver activity is visible. In terms of time of day, beavers are more commonly observed at dusk and dawn, when they are most active. And fall is a time when they are very active, getting ready for winter.
Kerri O'Shaughnessy
01:37:18
The Cows and Fish Beaver workshops and presentations are a very popular topic we get invited to speak about and share experiences on
Tony
01:37:24
Good night, thanks.
Catherine
01:38:11
Thanks for opening minds!
Erika
01:38:13
keep up the great work! thank you
Simone
01:39:37
Thank you for hosting this and to your excellent presenters!
Carla Kirch
01:40:01
Thank you so much. Very interesting.
Sheena Jay
01:40:11
thank you. excellent presentation. very interesting. have a good evening.
Angel S
01:40:13
The one day a guy said he was less upset about losing his mountain bike area after learning about the value of beavers
Jennifer Solem
01:40:16
Fantastic!! Thanks all11