Buck!

On a recent walk we were lucky enough to be able spend a fair amount of time observing and watching a very handsome Mule Deer Buck escorting his harem through the forest.

While we hung out and watched the whole group of deer pass through the male stood watch curious yet calm and quiet.

Before the group moved away and into the deeper reaches of the forest the male put his nose to the sky to make sure all were present and accounted for.

A nice surprise and the highlight of the stroll.

Oh Deer

Just a few family portraits of mom and the kids. We were lucky enough to have them spend the last month or two hanging around our area. A treat to sit and watch as the kids grow up they kept us active as well as much time was spent shooing them away from the garden.

One the the youngsters caught eyeing a nice patch of late-blooming flowers.

While their sibling snacks on wild sunflower seeds.

It’s hard to not smile at a face so cute but turn your back for a second and the petunias are toast.

Into the sunset

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Two mule deer fawns head off into the sunset through fields of sunflowers and balsam root with grasses just tall enough to easily slip out of sight when need be. They were not alone this evening as Mom was just ahead leading and teaching these two little ones the ways of Mule Deer life as they quietly slipped off into the sunset.