in our Lower Mainland
by Aretha Munro
Horseshoe Slough and the train tracks, there is a beaver lodge and series of
Beaver communities are rather large and
a beaver lodge is usually built on islands, on banks of ponds, or shores of
lakes. In this case the lodge is farther up near the train tracks. The beavers
use their lodges to raise their young, for protection they are built strong and
A dam on the other hand is where the
beavers widen the area they live in, and increase the depths of the water.
It’s made out of mud brushwood, stones and is reinforced with twigs, branches
and small logs. They keep adding on and fixing it throughout the years.
Kevin Craig, a resident here at Finn
Slough, takes his dog Django for walks near that area. He has seen the beavers
and their lodges and dams. He first saw the beavers about a year ago. He has
seen a couple of beavers from the family, living there. The dams have been there
for quite a while. Once, while they were on a walk a beaver came out of the
water and pulled part
of a salmon berry bush right out of the
ground! Those beavers have lots of strength especially with their teeth!!! One
beaver cut a tree down that was growing out of Adam Slade’s wharf.
Once in a while the beavers come here
to Finn Slough. We rarely see them so it is quite a treat.
by Aretha Munro
is bright and sunny
Occasionally there will be some bunnies
There’s bush upon bush of blackberries
If you look onto the water, floating by will be ferries
Always a dinner party at someone’s place
And a variety of foods to taste
Dave and Annie live with me and you
They leave for England in a week or two
They are only gone for a year
But hey, I hear they brew good beer
The fishermen in Finn Slough do test fishing at Finn Slough
They might find a salmon or two
It’s not to sell but to test
That way always the best
photo of beaver dam at Woodward’s Slough by Arlene Hewitt
oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a pie pan.
Heap clean blackberries in pie pan.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour
and ¼ cup white sugar over the berries.
1/3 cup wheat germ
½ cup flour
½ cup sugar
½ cup margarine
berries and bake for 25 minutes.
Good with yoghurt or ice cream.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
HOW CAN YOU REACH US?
FINN SLOUGH HERITAGE & WETLAND SOCIETY
9480 Dyke Road
Phone: 604-878-FINN (3466)