Roe Deer

Monday, February 2nd 2015

Volunteers and visitors have been reporting good sightings of Roe Deer over the past few weeks. Most of the time these are fleeting glimpses through the trees as they make a hasty escape when people approach; good photos of them are hard to come by. Both Mike and Brian have had luck on their side and managed to capture these two brilliant photographs.

The males have already started to develop their antlers ready for the rutting season in the summer. Two small furry lumps can be seen on the deer in the photo below; these will develop into the antlers and should be fully grown by May. They grow with velvet around them which aids blood supply to the soft, growing tissue. Once the antlers are fully grown they harden and the velvet falls off.

Ian also gave us this artistic image of a sunset over the lake.

Thank you all for allowing us to use your photographs.


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