Biochemical Soul Musings on Nature, Science, Evolution, Biology, and Education

5Mar/09Off

Nature Walk #3 – Drive-By Whitetail Deer

Ok, so this one is more of a nature drive than a nature walk.

Today I had a half an hour to kill while waiting for a Western blot to run at work, so I took a quick drive around the NIEHS campus, which is typically covered with wildlife (see my last Nature Walk).

I was fortunate to see our local White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) herd out munching the new grass.

White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Run away....

Run away....

Should I be frightened?

Should I be frightened?

Check out my nubs

Check out my new antler nubs

"Hey Doey, get a load this guy..."

"Hey Doey, get a load this guy..."

The moment of the spook

The moment of the spook

I have nothing intelligent to add to these. This herd has about 10 individuals or so and can be seen several times a week.

Previous Nature Walks

  1. Hawks, Epiphytes, Woodpeckers and Orchids
  2. Birds and a Burger