Signs of Beaver

A small group of mammals make their home in and near the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers. Some are more plentiful than others, some are vegetarians and some are carnivores, most prefer evening to daylight and all of them tend to shy away from humans unless you drift into their territory, and then you just might hear from them with a squeak, snort, or a slap on the water.

The most common of the small furry creatures is the muskrat. Read more at Muskrats and Beavers - The Sound and the Furry.

Two of the more elusive smaller mammals living near our rivers are minks and river otters. Read more at Otters and Fishers and Minks - Oh My!

The loss of most of our forests in previous centuries led to the loss of much of this region’s large wildlife species, but recently many of our large animals have returned. Our native species continue to be threatened by ever-expanding development but there are many success stories to be proud of. Read more about coyotes, bears, moose, deer and beavers at “Love (But Don’t Feed) Your New Wild Neighbors”.