The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers

Review: "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers"

Eager, a book by Ben Goldfarb

I live in a coastal town with abundant freshwater wetlands that drain to Long Island Sound. Beavers live here, too, and given their penchant for taking down ornamental trees and flooding driveways, their presence is not without controversy.

They have never caused me trouble, but two beaver lodges on the cranberry bog inside a local state forest raised my curiosity. It was time to improve my beaver I.Q.

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