Over the weekend I had the privilege of leading worship with Polen Band for “Man Camp” at Lake Ann Camp in Lake Ann, MI. It was a blast!
I brought my camera along, but I never really got it out. There was just too much going on.
I did; however, take this epic photo of a stuffed beaver that was hanging out on the stage with us…
Beavers are actually super cool. Did you know:
• Beavers are social animals. They live together in family groups called colonies. Each family group will typically consist of monogamous parents, their new young kits, and their yearlings that were born the previous spring.
• Although they are social animals, the exception is when they are working. They do tend to work independently, having little to no contact with other beavers until the task is done.
• Young beavers will stay with their parents for two years, pitching in to help maintain the lodge and dam.
• Beavers are created to be content on land and in water. They have thick tails, waterproof fur, and webbed feet, which are suited perfectly for the water, but they are also completely fine on land.
• A beaver’s teeth will never stop growing. This is one of the reasons they are constantly gnawing on trees. This activity helps to keep their teeth healthy and not too long for their mouth.
• Beavers have three sets of eyelids. The third set is transparent, and it allows a beaver to close its eyes and yet still see while under water.
• Beavers can hold their breath for up to 15 minutes while under water.
There is so much more that could be shared, but the bottom line is that beavers (while an absolute nuisance if you try to take over their land) are actually pretty cool.