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Explore Smokey House Center: Beavers
Explore Smokey House Center: Beavers

Fri, Aug 25


Smokey House Center

Explore Smokey House Center: Beavers

Beaver expert and Beaver Deceiver inventor Skip Lisle will be at Smokey House Center on Friday, August 25th for our third Explore Smokey House Center Workshop Series.

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Smokey House Center, 426 Danby Mountain Rd, Danby, VT 05739, USA

About the event

Join beaver expert and inventor of the Beaver Deceiver, Skip Lisle, as we walk the Mill Brook Marsh in search of beaver activity at Smokey House Center. Skip has a Master's Degree in Wildlife Management and has spent much of his career improving wildlife habitat with a huge emphasis on protecting beavers. His invention, the Beaver Deceiver, was developed as a way to allow beavers to continue to improve the wetland ecosystems where they live but at the same time protect the culverts and roads they are often blamed for disrupting. Skip will talk about what makes beavers so important for the Smokey House Center landscape and will be there to answer any questions you might have.

This event is free and open to the public. Meet at the Conference Barn parking lot for coffee and bagels before we carpool to the marsh. Come prepared to walk in wet areas. Bug spray and long pants recommended. 

Explore Smokey House Center this summer with our free informational workshop series. With just under 5,000 acres of forest and farmland there is a lot to discover here from bird species, to mushrooms, to forest trails, wildlife and even the night sky. All are welcome to join, see individual Facebook events for specific information on dates and times.

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