Wolves can sometimes spend hours near a dam without catching a beaver, while dams can help salmon and songbirds by creating and stimulating growth in ponds and other habitats for these animals.

A beaver dam. Credit: Al_HikesAZ/flickr

You could say beaver dams are sometimes a means of conservation! Beaver dams are associated with an increased diversity of songbirds, because they help create food and habitat for populations of bird species in decline. As for salmon and some other fish species, dams produce ponds that are deep enough for juvenile salmon to hide from predatory wading birds, and they trap nutrients needed when adult salmon migrate upstream.

You can read more about wolves hunting beavers here.

Think you’re ready for the big time? Come on down to Brooklyn, NY on May 29 for our 5th annual Science Friday Trivia Night!

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When: May 29, 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30 p.m, show at 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tickets: $15. This is a 21+ event. Tickets available here!

Science Friday is back for our 5th annual Science Friday Trivia in Brooklyn, NY! Join host Ira Flatow and a room full of science geeks for a raucous, laughter-filled night of team trivia covering all things science. Think you’ve got what it takes to out-trivia fellow Science Friday fans? Bring your cleverest friends and compete to win.

Presented in collaboration with TrivWorks and the Bell House.