9 followed Jean Guy around the red trail at the sanctuary (much) to get a running start at Beaver Mountain. The beaver have dammed the creek so it is higher.. quite a few new nest boxes were spotted and a couple of new benches.. we crossed the road and headed up the trail to the top of Beaver mtn. It is in pretty good shape for the winter we had. Wet rocks and mossy clumps made us pay attention to the footing. Some leaf buds were out and I noticed that the striped maple leaf buds look like pussy willows at the moment.