"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

January 21, 2012

The Residents of Wood Lake Nature Center

Since I find bicycling absolutely impossible in the middle of a Minnesota winter, I decided to pick up walking during the winter months. Which, for the most part, isn't very exciting. But, as I was wandering around the trails in Wood Lake Nature Center this morning, I spotted something on the trail.

"Oh my God! Is it...?" I thought as I fumbled for my camera.
It darted off the trail and into the woods before I was able to get my camera out. I sulked, certain that I wasn't going to capture it. But, wait! There was movement in the woods. I aimed the camera forward and took random shots even though I couldn't see much of anything.

At first glance, it looks like the forest and not much else. But, look closer!
 I moved forward on the trail, nearer to the sight. They didn't move much, all three of them simply looked back at me and stood fairly still.

Still not completely obvious...
 Allowing me to finally get a clear picture.

Yay! Deer! <3 <3 <3


Ferd said...

They are beautiful to see, aren't they!?

Around our house, we have a group of deer regularly visit our back yard. They'll eat all of a plant if it's something they eat, especially in the winter when they don't have enough food in the wild. So we have to think about what attracts birds but does not attract deer when we plant stuff.

Berryvox said...

They are! And, yeah, if it's conflicting with your and Gail's birding, I can't blame you for wanting to shoo the deer from your backyard.

I'm always surprised to see large wildlife this far into the city.We also have a fox that roams around the area at night. I've never caught a photo of him though.