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have you ever wondered where the expression “busy as a beaver” comes from people use this saying because beavers is always working beavers, in fact are one of the few animals that change the natural environment to better suit their needs. a beaver familee works together to build a dam that changes the course of a stream the dam also creates a pond Next, they build their underwater home, called a lodge or a den

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Week 9 - Monday

Bilding a beaver lodge is hard work. North Americas largest rodent however has a body well_suited for underwater activity. beavers have transparent eyelids that act as goggles to protect their eyes underwater They can close off their nose ears and throat to keep the water out. Their powerful webbed back feet make them excellent swimmers their coarse heavy fur are waterproof. Their broad sharp front teeth can cut and carry wood

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Week 9 - Tuesday

beaver families usually has two adults and two to six young beavers, called kits family members may work together to build the lodge. the families dome=shaped lodge is built partially underwater. It is made of sticks and rocks that are plastered together with mud beavers use their broad powerful teeth to carry sticks their five/fingered clawed paws are used to scoop up mud the top of the completed lodge reaches about 3 ft above water

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Week 9 - Wednesday

Doesnt it seem incredible that these rodents can make such an impact on their environment the average beaver after all is only about 3 ft long its flat thick tail is about 1 ft long. These herbivores or plant eaters usually way about 44 lbs, but they can reach up to 77 lbs It takes a lot of grass leaves twigs and bark to power up one of natures busiest creatures!

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Week 9 - Thursday

you write
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Write a paragraph about beavers and what keeps them so busy. Be sure to mention physical features that make beavers unique.

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Do you know why beavers are so busy?

Week 9 - Friday