We found the swamps on Enoch John Road in Wilkes County, Georgia, in 2011 and drive by them every time we’re in the county. On the day we took the most recent photos of the beaver lodge on the eastern swamp on Enoch John Road, we discovered another lodge on the western swamp on Anderson Mill Creek.
We always stop on the..
We stopped on the eastern approach to the bridge to photograph a…
We were wandering around and noticed something almost insignificant but not quite…
There was no getting closer to it. Its in the swamp. The water is probably a couple of feet deep and the bottom mud is probably soft. We weren’t equipped and weren’t going to attempt to get closer. The only other option was to position the pickup in the best spot and climb up into the bed of the pickup and strain for a better view.
This was the best we could do but, clearly, it is a beaver lodge not more than approximately 30 feet north of the road.
Judging by how difficult it was to get a good view of the lodge now that the bushes have dropped their leaves, it would be impossible to see it in the Summer.
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University of Georgia Museum of Natural History: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Southeastern Flora: Bushy Bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus)