Beaver fact: “Did you know beavers once lived all across Britain as far back as the ice age”

Beaver fact: “Did you know, a beaver can swim underwater for 15 minutes”

Beaver fact: “Did you know a baby beaver is called a KIT”

Beaver fact: “Did you know beavers never stop building and maintaining dams, their wetlands are constantly changing and evolving”

Beaver fact: “Did you know, a beaver’s teeth are impregnated with IRON for strength, which makes them bright orange”

Beaver fact: “Did you know that beavers are crepuscular, meaning they come out at dawn and dusk”

Beaver fact: “Did you know beavers are vegetarian, they only eat plants like brambles and trees”

Beaver fact: “Did you know the scientific name for European beavers is Castor fiber”


Reading corner

Books, books, books, we can’t get enough of them! Enjoy our top selection of reads based on beavers and nature, some for a younger audience and others for the discerning nature restoration reader…

Beaver story - Tales from the Dam

Read by Anita Roy

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Children’s titles

A delightful story to nurture every child’s dreams of exploring and adventure.

Introduce your child to Thornton W. Burgess’ long-beloved Bedtime Stories, featuring such timeless characters as Peter Cottontail, Jimmy Skunk, and Paddy the Beaver.

Bramble and his friends have no water!  In this second story about the brave little badger and his woodland pals, Bramble heads up the dry river bed to discover the source of the problem – and makes a new friend on the way.

Barry the beaver wants the biggest dam, so he cuts down lots of trees. But perhaps that isn’t the best idea…

Shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award, this is the much-loved story of Little Beaver, who lives all alone by the edge of a pond.

Benny, and his brother Bob, are Beavers. One day, whilst digging under water for supplies, the pair find a treasure chest. Who gets the treasure? That’s what they can’t decide! Will they ever learn to share? 

Climate, Conservation and Nature

Meet Elmer, an ordinary beaver. He may not be as mighty as a lion or as dangerous as a shark. He may be squat and brown. But never underestimate a beaver.

Britain has all the space it needs for an epic return of its wildlife. Only six percent of our country is built upon. Contrary to popular myth, large areas of our countryside are not productively farmed but remain deserts of opportunity for both wildlife and jobs. It is time to turn things around.

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers.

After an introduction to European Beavers, the book traces their history in Wales using archaeological, historical and environmental evidence. Combining the different threads builds a picture of the presence and significance of beavers in the Welsh landscape and culture, leading to a strong case for their return to the wild in Wales.