Fenland Trail connects the forest, river edges and the open fens and marshes around the Vermilion Lakes. Thriving populations of beaver are thinning forests and building dams along riverbanks here.Beavers are an emblem of Canada older than the maple leaf, and had a greater impact on Canadian history and exploration than any other animal or plant species. They are herbivores, weighing 16–35 kg and measuring up to 1.3 m from snout to paddled tail, and is Canada’s largest rodent. They are one of the only mammals, other than humans, that can manufacture its own environment, the beaver is known for building dams, canals and lodges. Its colonies are created by one or more beaver-built dams, which provide still and deep water for protection against predators.
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