Just around the Corner…

Sep - 21 2012

I really enjoy going on walks here at the camp. I never know what curious animal friends I am going to encounter. Because I am never in a hurry to get somewhere on these hikes, I am inclined to make stops along the way to see what has changed or who might be out there. We do have friendly albeit somewhat timid deer here; and they are always peeking around the next tree or corner. They enjoy showing off their new fawns as much as we love encountering them! Sometime during the late fall; usually around the end of October, we start getting our snow. The deer stay here as long as they can, filling up on late berries and the lush grasses and plants that grow here. They know that when the snow gets too deep they have to move down to the lower terrains. During this migration we see many white tails who live higher up that are passing through. The next time you’re here, try taking a walk and just “mosey”. The deer do this as they wander from bush to flower–grazing for a few moments, picking up their heads and listening, taking a few more steps and grazing again. If they are startled their white tails will go up–we call them “flags”–and they run as fast as they can to escape the impending danger. Try moseying and see what you can see!

Mama and baby

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