I've had a bit of a struggle with the blog lately. I've been very busy. Topics come to my head and by the time I get to pencil and paper the topic is gone.
However , today I have something to write about that was planned for me by somebody else.
I want to tell you that my winter snow is about 90% gone. There are only snow banks on the north side of something or in a very sheltered spot.
So I went out to get some photos of my gone snow.
Well, I found some other things and some things I didn't find quite soon enough.
I noticed that a large tree trunk had fallen and the the bark was stripped off the branches close to the ground. I had to check this out. From a distance I thought it would have been a porcupine. When I got there I discovered that it had been deer that had chewed the bark off and nipped all the end twigs. Most nights deer had gone through my yard so I was not surprised by the evidence.
Now I was so interested in the evidence of the trees being chewed that I missed seeing the larger bulk if the evidence. Since the deer had stayed in this area most of the winter they had left a massive amount of droppings. I didn't see the droppings quite soon enough. They were in a consistency where they mushed and really stuck to my shoes!
So you see the deer gave me my topic today.