Deer Ear In A Mint Patch
This deer sleeps in our mint patch. Not a care in the world. It really is a serene scene! If he only knew about drinking Mint Julips! She sleeps here every year. I guess she thinks it is her bed, and I guess she would be right, it is her bed!
I love looking out the window to see just a glimpse of the top of her ears. She relaxes and waits to care for her little baby fawns, that are growing quickly!!
This cute little black tailed fawn comes and eats my flowers, but how can you resist this face? His Mother and Father, and brothers and sisters live around here, and up in the woods. I've found many areas where they sleep, and have babies. They are known as Black-Tailed Deer. Obviously, their tailes are black. Many generations have been borned in my front yard, and around the property. We have Coyotes now, so many of the little ones, have ....well, you know... got eaten for dinner. They still eat all my flowers, and bulbs. They love Cherry leaves. Here is some of that information you might want to know about our local deer in this bedroom community of Seattle.
Native to Western North America, Black-tailed deer are a subspecies of Mule deer, named after their long, mule-like ears, which in the males can grow up to 10 inches long. Want to help keep these beauties around and encourage them not to nibble on your prized perennials? Make sure you have plenty of native plants they like in your yard, such as Salmonberry, Thimbleberry, Salal, Blackberry, Snowberry, Douglas fir, Red huckleberry, Western red cedar, and Vine maple.Black-tailed deer cannot rely primarily on low-quality feed like grass. As browsers, they require more nutritious plants and plant parts. Black-tailed deer have extraordinary hearing, but they may well have detected I was coming (on two wheels) by their also keen sense of smell, which is some 1,000 times better than ours and can pick up scents half a mile away.
July 12th, 2012
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