Saturday, 24 July 2021

Saturday's Critters

It's been a noisy week. Wednesday the new driveway was put in.  Clover, the doe, has been scarce. Then, Thursday, the OPP certification carries on across the wetland, behind a forest in the field. Twelve cops fire into targets at the same time for 10 seconds on and off all day. It sound like rapid gun fire.

In the meantime, things carry on. The gray tree frog, who is currently green for camouflage, is back on the corner of the deck railing.

We have a lot of tree frogs! 

Someone asked about the deer and deerflies – if they get them on their faces. They do. It's quite something. They flick at them all the time with their big ears.

The deer turned up, again, after the driveway was done. 

Clover, the doe, was keeping an eye on Nutmeg. 

I was so excited to see TWO little newborn monarch caterpillars! Sadly, I went back to show JB, and I think a daddy long legs ate one. I saved #2 by moving it to a safer plant nearer the house. Life is so short!

I went back even later, and found a slightly larger caterpillar on the nearby milkweed plant. 

Common yellowthroat was in the burdock!

My trailcams have been fairly quiet. Finally, the does are moving around the forest in the dark. We've two, with three fawns between them. I thought we just had Clover and her singleton! This is from July 12, 2018, since they aren't being particularly co-operative! 

The doe & two fawns  in the forest and the meadow.


I put the old pillow down there to see what would happen. Apparently, some of them are deeply suspicious! I ended up moving it away.  doe and fawn  


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Tom said...

...thanks for today's view of the nature preserve!

eileeninmd said...


Is there a practice or shooting range there? Love the cute tree frogs. The deer are a beautiful sight. I always enjoy seeing the deer. Great photos and videos.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for the comment and visit.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
The fawns are just so adorable! YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

So there's an evolutionary advantage in deer having big ears.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Lovely post! I like the large ears of the deer.

RedPat said...

The fawns are so sweet!

Nancy J said...

I wonder what they see when the pillow is there. Lovely to see the deer back, and the driveway all done.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Jennifer,
Very nice pictures. Nice to see the beautiful frogs.
Apparently they don't mind the gunshots.
And nice pictures of the deers. Funny images with the movies.

Many greetings,

William Kendall said...

Deer and cats will always be curious about each other.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Always enjoy your deer photos. Ours are not so close lately and we have not seen as many this summer.

Cloudia said...

Very cool. Thanks

Villrose said...

Nice shota. I love frogs! We have a lot of them in the garden. They are not so easy to capture, because they jump away!

Rain said...

Those frog photos are so amazing Jenn...what lovely critters. Funny, yesterday walking the dogs, I saw a doe with 2 fawns too! They're always so adorable to see when they start to awkwardly run! :)

Jeanie said...

Oh, wonderful critters! Those deer are just fabulous. And the fawns. I love them!