I spent a few minutes with another deer family in early September at Chesnut Park. I saw them crossing the street while driving into the park, then saw them again on the back trail.
Later, I caught this young buck by the swings. It was a quiet morning, otherwise they would all be hiding in the woods.
Linking to Wednesday Around the World.
More from my after work walk in the drizzle to visit the deer at Chesnut Park in late July. The park was quiet because of the rain so the deer were very active and near the parking areas.
I stopped by Chesnut Park on the way home from work in early August to see if there were any baby deer. Since it had just stopped raining I was thinking there wouldn’t be a lot of people there so the deer may be out and visible. The babies usually hide on Saturday mornings with all of the joggers and dog walkers there so a rainy weekday seemed like a good chance to see them. After walking around for a while I was leaving and saw some spots in the woods.
I sat down on a wet log and they were walking around in the weeds. There were two babies and one parent was close by.
Not sure what the parent was doing. Was she sniffing to make sure this was her baby?
Mom then continued to feed herself. After a few minutes, they headed deeper in the woods and I headed home.
Only here, all of the mothers are alive and well keeping a watchful eye on the little ones. The park near my house has lots of wild deer roaming around in the park. Most summers I have seen one or two babies in the park. By late August I had not seen any even though a park ranger had told me there were a few there. One day after work I was heading home in the rain. It was down to a light drizzle and I had my camera in the car so I took a detour and stopped at the park. There were very few people there because of the weather so the deer were all over the parking lots. I counted 7 babies in the park. Most of these were taken from the car. I didn’t want to scare them so I stayed in the car and rolled down the window. When they have the park all to themselves, they come out of the woods.
Linking to Saturday’s Critters