Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stitching break......

Just taking a hiatus from stitching to do some serious gardening. While walking in the woods behind our cottage looking for some interesting wildflowers to transplant, this is what I nearly stepped on!
It was just hours old and no larger than a football. Mom was nowhere in sight, as she was out foraging, so we were given the opportunity get a couple of good photos.

If anyone ever comes across a fawn that may appear to be an orphan, it's not! Deer use camouflage to hide their young while they look for food. Sometimes Does leave their young for hours at a time, returning for just a few minutes to nurse.
Another bonus is newborn fawns are scent free making them almost undetectable from predators. The natural predators are coyotes, wolves, and humans who think fawns are orphans and need to go to the Wildlife Crisis Centre!


  1. OH!!! this took my breath away! What an site to behold, to come up on a baby just born. How breathtaking is that. A new life... You are truly blessed to be able to have that out your back door.

    Thank you for sharing your post.

  2. It's ears were still wet from mom licking it after the birth.

  3. What a cutie!
    One of my favorite memories of childhood was watching the mother and baby deer that lived in the area surrounding my grandmother's house. I know some people complain about deer eating their plants and flowers, but not sure I could ever be upset with such a sweet and graceful creature!