Aerial Photo 1993
This aerial photo was taken shortly before the property was purchased in 1993. The mid-morning sun cast shadows of tall trees across open meadows. The bare meadows and the long driveway from the range road were being cut each year for hay by a nearby farmer. Three large beaver dams creating substantial ponds are apparent along Tide Creek, plus several smaller dams, including one on the property to the east that backs up water into Wood Frog Farm. On Beaver Creek to the north, there are also several large dams and ponds in the small ravine that are partly obscured by shadows. Along Tide Creek almost all of the tall aspen trees have been cut down by beaver, leaving grass in some areas and willows in others.