"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Monday, August 20, 2012

Very Uncommon For This Time Of Year

Yesterday, I came across this very young fawn.  It was so wobbly and unsteady on its feet that I would estimate it is only a few days old.  Fawns are normally born in late June through mid July.  I have never seen one born so late before.  With hunting season less than a month away I hope the mother remains hidden because this little one can't make it alone.  A mild winter would be a blessing for it as well...


One sign that Autumn is near is the ripening Paw Paws.  This wild fruit is eaten by many species of wildlife.  When fully ripe they are delicious, with a taste resembling bananas.  The texture of the ripe fruit puts some people off.  If you have a chance you should try one and decide for yourself...


Another sign of Autumn is the gathering of Barn Swallows, preparing to begin their migration to warmer climes...






Fawns, born in the normal time frame, are growing rapidly and will soon be losing their spots and taking on their winter coats...



Goldfinch are enjoying the ripening grain seeds...




At another location, this Green Heron was searching for crayfish or minnows in a small creek...






And, finally, this Cottontail Rabbit enjoys the grass on a neighbors lawn...



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1 comment:

  1. Hello
    Very nice pictures i love them all, but specialy the first one.
    Greetings Bets

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