We had a fun visit with our workamper friends who were camping at Tillicum Beach today. We’ve met the nicest people while workamping!
Our friends are evidence that you always see what you are looking for. That applies to nature too.
But they aren’t the furry ones. When we got home the doe and twins were just coming into the yard to eat our fallen apples.
The black-tailed deer herd is supposedly on the come-back from the hair-loss syndrome caused by mites.
I see some hair loss on her and the fawns. But I don’t know if this is an indication that it will get worse and they’ll suffer over the winter?
Overall they look pretty healthy. The other fawn has lost all of its spots. This one just has a few left on its hip. Such a difference from 17 days ago when they had all their spots on a light brown coat.
Read more about the hair-loss syndrome that has plagued the black-tailed deer in the Pacific NW since the mid-1990’s here: