Sunday, 2 February 2014

Bring Back the Beaver

The Narnia Beavers alias Dawn French and Ray Winstone

Rain, rain, go away come again another day, like maybe in the Summer when you're needed.

It's been relentless hasn't it? We haven't suffered too much but a lot of folk have had a very bad time of it. What's worse is that nobody seems to have the answer to the current bout of flooding or a solution to prevent it happening again. The prognosis is looking grim.

But there is a glimmer of hope, I'm very pleased to say, in the shape of the Beaver. The UK mammal society believes that if the Beaver is re-introduced to our waterways he could help fix the problem. They are known as master river engineers, they nibble and fell trees to create large lodges which restrict river flows, store water and reduce flash flooding and erosion.

He is native to Britain and perhaps if the hunters and landowners had not tried to wipe his species out we wouldn't now be seeing this terrible level of flooding.

Wales is already forging ahead with plans to re-introduce this noble rodent. I think the rest of us should get onto it quick sticks.

I love the idea of this, a wildlife answer to a natural problem. If only they could speak like Dawn and Ray too.

1 comment:

  1. Nature knows best doesnt it - if left to its own devices! What an interesting post, thanks for sharing all this!
    Bring on the beavers!!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your comment Jean.
    Gill xx