Sunday, February 22, 2009

On the move

We had a herd of deer cross through our back field yesterday.

This is a pretty healthy looking doe.

There has been enough snow loss that they are able to get out and about and find new food sources. They circled our hill and headed up to Cass Hill where there is a lot more feed for them. Living through the winter is a challenge for deer if the snow is deep. They depend on browse from small bushes and saplings, prefering maple and oak buds and acorns and if times get tough they will eat the bark from Hemlock trees.


  1. She looks more like an October girl than a February one. There must have been plenty of something that she found to eat!

  2. I bet that's the same gang tat ate all my Carrots and Kale this fall. They were digging the kale out of the snow until sometime around Christmas.