Illinois’ largest rodents are in city lagoons, rivers and streams. Now, they’re on Instagram.

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Among the more humble recipients of our longer walks and affinity for nature during the pandemic: beavers.

On recent mornings, shortly before and after sunrise, small groups of people have traveled to a bridge on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. Some leave willow branches. For the beavers.

“They’ve got this whole following,” said Tamar Selch, who stops by regularly with her husband, Zach. “They’re very cute. And how often do you really get to see beavers out there?”

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