Don't Fear The Beaver

What loves wood, is more comfortable when it's wet and is mainly active at night? Need another hint? They used to be prized for their fur, but nowadays people aren't so much into their pelts. Also, their musky secretions can sometimes add an unpleasant taste. Give up? It's the American beaver! We're not talking about some forgotten straight-to-DVD sequel of American Pie, but rather North America's largest native rodent. You can find out more about beaver and see three different beaver habitats on a nature hike 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday along the Riverbottom Trail of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Road. Trust us--we've spent years of our lives finding out all we can about beaver in books, magazines and on websites, but there's nothing like firsthand experience. The Refuge is on Jacksboro Highway (S.H. 199) four miles west of Interstate 820. Cost of the hike and program is $5 in addition to paid admission, and free for Nature Center members. Call 817-392-7412 or visit for more information.
Sat., July 31, 1-3 p.m., 2010


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