-beavers live and work cooperatively together.
-beavers lodges are specifically constructed with a floor above the water level, a domed roof and at least 2 entrances.
-one beaver family can build a dam 35 feet in length in just one week.
-One gigantic beverdam can be seen from space and has been under construction since 1970.
-The beavers front teeth never stop growing. They must continually chew to keep them filed down.
-The demand for beaver fur is one of the driving forces for exploration across this continent. Cities such as Albany, St. Louis and Mackinac were founded by the trade.
-In Britain during the 1600's all beavers were considered property of the King. Their pelts were highly valuable and worth 20x more than any other animal pelt.
-They were almost hunted to extinction
-they use their large flat tail to slap the water, alerting others to dangers. This slap can be heard 1 mile away.
As you can see the beaver is a hard working animal. It is no wonder why Emma's fourth grade teacher chose this mascot for her class.
I wanted to come up with a Beaver inspired design, in honor of their class mascot, for an End of the Year Teacher Gift. When my internet searching provided few results I decided to make up my own design. I drew up a few stitches on graph paper, had it approved by Emma and ended up with decidedly perfect End of the Year gift.