This morning when I returned to the pond, I was stunned by what I saw. The beaver had been working hard rebuilding the dam! It had neatly stacked the branches, with the cut ends roughly lined up. Having witnessed how fast a branch gets swept away in the current, I was amazed how the woven branches held up against the fast water. I was filled with a feeling I hadn’t been familiar with: the joy of witnessing a human-animal collaboration!