Thursday, June 8, 2017

A fawn at Audubon Woods

Can you spot the fawn hidden in this picture?

I spent the past two days working with students from Winn Elementary as they completed forest ecology studies at the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's Audubon Woods Preserve. (More on that will follow tomorrow.)  On Tuesday, Winn Elementary teacher Mary Verhaar found a White-tailed Deer fawn hiding in the woods, but did not get any photos because it ran away when she approached too close.  Yesterday she noticed that the fawn was back in the exact same location.  Unfortunately the location where the fawn was hiding was right next to one of the students' study sites and it again got up and ran away.  Fortunately, when the students moved to another study site, the fawn quietly returned to its hide.

When the students went back to school for lunch I was able to get close and take a few photographs.  Here are a few of the best...

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