Gardening for Wildlife forum: Doe and fawns on my lawn

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Sep 15, 2013 4:54 PM CST
We have been seeing quite a few does and fawns lately, these were taken early Friday morning. Green Grin!
The photos were taken through the window so some have a lot of reflection but I thought the fawns were so cute I would post anyway. Lovey dubby

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 16, 2013 10:57 AM CST
They are very cute. Lovey dubby But, Margaret! They are eating your flowers!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Sep 16, 2013 11:12 AM CST
The little one only had a taste. Green Grin! That's why I plant the alyssum and lobelia, they don't really like them. I love seeing them even if they eat my flowers and browse on the trees and shrubs. Lovey dubby
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Sep 16, 2013 11:57 AM CST

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Aw! Adorable! A friend of mine lives in an area where deer are very common. She has a fence around most of her yard, but as she tends to leave the driveway gate open part of the day, sometimes they'll get in. The deer must really get some yummy stuff when they do, because she grows lots of nice veggies and ornamentals there!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Sep 16, 2013 12:15 PM CST
We are very careful about keeping the gates closed to the back yard, they would have a feast back there. nodding
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 16, 2013 12:53 PM CST
Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Dec 4, 2013 10:48 PM CST
What a wonderful gift to have deer in your garden, Margaret!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Dec 5, 2013 12:29 AM CST
Glen, I do love seeing them but it is not so good when they eat your shrubs and plants, I used to have lots of annuals out front and large pots of petunias and other plants, but then the deer keep increasing and would eat them so now I just have the little evergreens, the alyssum and lobelia out there. We had a large buck that used to jump the fence into the back yard and eat the birdseed during the winter, before spring we had to make the fence taller and spray it with the bloodmeal in order to keep him out. nodding
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Dec 5, 2013 1:19 AM CST
Margaret, it is a bit like my love hate relationship with the white cockatoos. So lovely to look at but turn your back and your flowers get shredded.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Dec 5, 2013 9:53 AM CST
They are beautiful creatures but they sure are hard on our gardens. nodding
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Dec 5, 2013 12:01 PM CST
Until I got my deer fencing right for the roses that Mrs. J planted out in front of my house, I truly hated the deer. We have an over population of deer in town and they even eat the plants that are supposed to be deer resistant, but roses are deer candy.

When I first got the fencing right, I laughed gleefully as the deer would walk back and forth trying to find a way into that bed. Then they went after the other plants. I'll have to move some bulbs that they are supposed to hate and my heucheras, but I really don't mind, now. The plants they are eating can easily be replaced. The roses are no longer in commerce.

It's kind of tricky to find plants suited to my climate that the deer will leave alone. It just takes a lot of experimentation.

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Dec 5, 2013 1:57 PM CST
Lyn, your mountains are sure warmer than mine, your zone 8a, and I'm zone 3a. Blinking Glare Hilarious!

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