The Beaver is an amazing animal.
I have always been impressed with their talented tails, teeth and overall energy. They can transform an environment in a very intentional way, just like humans do.
Near my cabin in Vermont is an extensive beaver-created environment. Every time I visit it seems bigger and more complex. I never see the beavers themselves. They are nocturnal and secretive, but their handiwork is everywhere.
Their other project is the Beaver Lodge.
So when Baby Bear hears “clapping,” he runs through the reeds to find a beaver pond with lodge and dam and three busy, building beavers, gathering twigs and bark before winter comes.