A visit to Bamff

I received a call last week from a law student enquiring if I could take her to see the environmental changes that beavers are apt to do as she was doing a paper on Castor. After a call to the Ramsay’s at Bamff, they kindly allowed me to take Samantha and her friend Jamie to Bamff. So after getting picked up in Blair, we headed to Bamff. We stopped on the main drive leading up to the house and had a wander around the big ponds on the East side of the estate. After that we headed to the west ponds and  I think both the students were amazed at the work the beavers had done.

Coppiced trees at Bamff

Coppiced trees at Bamff

Beaver pond

Beaver pond

There was even a wee beaver print left in the mud …..

Beaver print

Beaver print

I almost fell down this burrow that had been crammed with a cache of food for the winter

Cache

Cache

Cache

Cache

There were a lot of dams, this one in particular is very impressive

Dam at Bamff

Dam at Bamff

And of course the lodge …..

Beaver Lodge - Bamff

Beaver Lodge – Bamff

So after having a good wander round and seeing buzzards, grey wagtails, pheasants and various song birds, we headed to the Ericht. I showed the guys the general lack of impact on the river compared to Bamff, and it gave them an idea of some of the issues that they might have to address, and the solutions that are available to us.

So, thanks Samantha and Jamie for your time and interest in these wonderful creatures

Samantha and Jamie, students studying law

Samantha and Jamie, law students with a beaver pelt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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