The Story of the Beaver's Dam

A beaver's home is called a dam. Beavers build their homes on their own out of mud, stones and sticks. They carry the mud and stones in their paws to start their home. Then they pick up sticks between their teeth to finish building their dam. They build their homes in the night because they are awake at night and asleep during the day.

Beaver dams look like a big pile of sticks and mud. They are big homes but if the water around it is too low the beaver will have to leave. Then, other animals come and use what they can from the empty beaver dam.

A beaver's home helps all of the other animals around it. There are more frogs around beaver dams. Birds eat the plants that grow around the beaver's home.