For 20 years Eurasian Beavers have been reshaping land, wildlife, water and minds on the Bamff Estate, which supported the first beaver demonstration project in the UK.
Now, Bamff Wildland supports over 40 beaver dams, along with new pools, channels and braids. These wonderful beaver wetlands, along with naturally restored woodlands and new rewilding practices, make this a landscape where birds, mammals, invertebrates, plants – and people can thrive.
The brilliance of beavers lies more in what their bodies do, as opposed to how they look…
Chisel-like teeth and paddle-tails are just two fascinating anatomical features of beavers, which make them first class architects and engineers, much needed skills in their vocation of wetland creation.
The ultimate ‘Keystone Species’, beavers create opportunities for a diversity and abundance of wetland wildlife to return, under their long-evolved, meticulous management.
Leaky beaver dams and expertly crafted channels help water to behave more naturally, making beaver wetlands exciting, ever-changing and fresh. Tree felling (coppicing) creates dynamic, magnificently messy habitat along water edges, creating safe buffers of shelter and food for nesting birds, small mammals and amphibians; perfect places to tuck up and watch the experts at work too.
When it comes to truly understanding the benefits beavers can bring, seeing really is believing. So join us to discover the beavers and abundant biodiversity of Bamff Wildland, on this immersive Expedition.
Visit the Bamff Beaver Expedition page to find out more.