Saturday 7 January 2023

Saturday's Critters!

We've had rain, ice rain, snow, and miserable weather. Our shin-deep snow has melted. Last night, another cm of snow as we have moved back below zero C. 

Dratted Red Squirrel is busy harvesting pumpkin seeds. 

After I am done with the Vegetation Management (winter storm damage), I usually venture down to the frog pond. I've put the trailcams back up, after all our snow and ice, hoping for the best. Really cold temperatures and rain don't help them function. 

The pond is nice and full. The wood duck nesting boxes await. In a normal January, the pond should be frozen over, and covered with a nice insulation of snow.

The deer have thick coats, and hollow fur, which insulates and absorbs the warmth of the sun. 

deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The snow comes and goes, as well as the deer. They use the sidewalk to get to the bird feeder. Even Labbit likes the sidewalk.


rabbit from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Butch raccoon is awake. They sleep in really cold temperatures, normal for January. We were in winter limbo. Not cold enough for snow, and limited winter outdoor activities.


Butch Jan 5 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The deer just move about in the ice rain.

doe in ice rain from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

They travel together, safety in numbers.

herd of deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Last, but not least, Labbit heading down to the meadow!

Rabbit in the rain from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Thanks to Eileen for hosting! 

Saturday's Critters # 473


Barbara Rogers said...

Glad the deer/rabbit/coon can benefit frrom your plow-work. Such sweet little ones trying to keep fed and warm. I think I would hibernate if I had a choice.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love my dose of nature through your lens... though I confess, it is slightly weird seeing Crumbly Acres without its usual blanket of winter white! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...


You do have a nice herd of deer hanging out, I like the cute rabbit.
We still have hunting going on here, so the deer have disappeared.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Tom said...'s nice that the deer share their place with you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You're sure getting lots of different weather. It makes it easier to see all the critters when the grass is low. Hope the weekend is nice and you see some sunshine!

Nancy J said...

Does your trail cam follow the rabbit?? Very cautious indeed.

Elephant's Child said...

Thanks for your critters. Our weather is also weird. We really haven't settled very well into summer yet.

RedPat said...

The weather is so weird this year. I would love to see some sunshine.

Christine said...

Nature is alive and well at your place!

William Kendall said...

That squirrel is such a cutie pie.

Olga said...

So much activity!

Anvilcloud said...

It is a bit colder today — more like January should be. Closer, at least.

Red said...

What miserable weather. Give me a blizzard with snow and I'm happy.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Nice to see the changing weather. Happy new year!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Winter is a strange season indeed in recent years. I long for a traditional winter when snow blankets the ground and it remains cold. Probably a thing of the past, unfortunately.

Elizabeth Edwards said...

i did scroll through 2 posts ...what fun. i didn't realize that deer would lose so much hair. interesting. love learning. thanks for that. ( ;

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It never ceases to amaze me how well you and nature coexist.

NatureFootstep said...

so nice to see deers. Haven´t seen any for some time and I miss them.