Category: Beavers

  • Beaver watching

    By The Bevis Trust In , , , | June 4, 2019

    With the long summer evenings we have quite a few visitors coming to see the beavers. Currently the beavers emerge around 20.15, but sometimes earlier than this. While most people get to see them, some don’t realise that you have to sit still, without speaking and just watching quietly. Beavers hear and smell very well…
  • Beaver update

    By The Bevis Trust In , | April 26, 2019

    After three years of answering increasingly silly questions from Natural Resources Wales about our Beaver re-introduction programme we have withdrawn the application. We spent £6,000 providing the veterinary Disease Risk Assessment which has been passed by the Chief Veterinary Officer but then NRW wanted us to undertake water quality surveys of the entire river catchment…
  • Beavers in Wales

    By The Bevis Trust In , | April 25, 2019

    Bryony Coles, formerly Professor of Prehistory at the University of Exeter has just published an interesting book: Avanke, Bever, Castor: the story of Beavers in Wales. She examines the evidence for the presence of Beavers since the last Ice Age, as sub-fossil remains, in place names and myths, and in the written records since Geraldus…
  • Beavers

    By The Bevis Trust In , , | April 4, 2018

    We have changed the clocks and now the evenings are much lighter. This means that we can again see beavers in the evenings. It’s still a little early yet but in the next week or so visitors should be able to get a good hour or more of sightings. The hide is ready to go…
  • Scottish Beaver Consultation

    By The Bevis Trust In , , | February 14, 2018

    The Scottish Government are consulting on beavers in Scotland: Have your say.  
  • Beavers: An American View

    By The Bevis Trust In , , | February 5, 2018

    A good podcast about beavers making a comeback in America:
  • Moonshadow

    By The Bevis Trust In , , | July 11, 2017

    My dog woke me at inordinately early this morning.   I sleepily let her out and couldn’t help but notice the full moon lighting the yard, and the rush of cool, sweet air meeting my face as the door opened. I went back to bed and relished the warm wrap of my duvet.    Sisal’s bark disappeared…
  • Beavers

    By The Bevis Trust In , , , , , , , | July 10, 2017

    Nick has done a guest post on our friend Jim Barrington’s blog:
  • A Visitors View

    By The Bevis Trust In , , , , , , | July 5, 2017

    One of our lovely beaver watching guests has written about her experience on her blog. You can read it here:     
  • Sitting Tenants

    By The Bevis Trust In , , , , , , | July 4, 2017

    The young swallows have left the nest in the beaver hide and are sitting on the beams, plucking up courage for that first sally into the air. We were a bit worried that they wouldn’t manage to get any youngsters off this year.