There is a doe with two fauns I’ve seen moving through our backyard several times this month. The fawns still have spots but are moving through the neighborhood with the same caution and grace as the mature deer. I’ve seen then coming and going from the forest.
Last fall there was at least managed hunt in the forest near our neighborhood and I’ve noticed an improvement this summer – not as many trees with lower branches thoroughly munched and our day lily leaves are still green (maybe it helped that I cut the flowers before the deer could notice how delicious they were).
The deer move slowly through our neighborhood but keep moving. I’m not sure where they are heading when they leave the forest, but our backyard is no long a prime stopping place. I managed to get a few pictures from an upstairs window on one of their saunters.