Lunches and crayons are packed. Let’s go!
Deer tracks! Big ones! A welcome sight, as we’ve seen absolutely nothing of the herd of deer that we normally call neighbors. The one-two punch of a mild winter followed by a dry spring had paved the way for an outbreak of EHD, an insect-born infectious disease that has wiped our our local deer population. The fresh track (above) plus the rub (below) were encouraging signs of some deer life.
While part of my upbringing included training in recognizing buck rubs, like the one above, I did not receive any training in assessing how fresh they are, so I’m hopeful that the gentleman who made the rub did not fall victim to the EHD outbreak.
!? Is that a gnome peeking out?
Yes. Yes it is.