Beavers eating lotus plants??

julie_grow(5ks.)April 13, 2006

I have a 5 acre natural pond. I put some lotus in pots and sunk them at the depth recommended. They came up for 2 years and then....gone! We have had a problem with beavers and wonder if they ate the plants? If anyone has any information on this I would sure appreciate it.

Also, I am looking to plant on the steep sides of the pond to stop erosion. The soil is clay, hard and dry.

Thanks,

Julie

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curdog007

Julie-I don't know if beavers eat lotus or not but I do know they are bad for a pond with a levee and most vegetation in the area. They'll tunnel into the levee and the pond will blow out. Real problem.
lynn

    Bookmark   April 15, 2006 at 9:42AM
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catfishsam

Julie, perhaps Muskrats ate your lotus since they mainly eat aquatic plants? Beavers mainly eat tree bark.

Here is a link that might be useful: Muskrats

    Bookmark   April 15, 2006 at 9:00PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

I wonder about the muskrats too. I've heard how delicious lotus are, and it could be any number of animals that ate them.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2006 at 9:19PM
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