Sunday, 11 October 2015

Deer stalking (sort of)

A few years ago we discovered Hatfield Forest in Essex, acres of ancient forest and parkland to walk in. We thought we'd go back this morning in the hope of finding more fungi and maybe even spotting some deer as it is now rutting season. There were a few fungi but nothing special (no fly agaric which is what I had been hoping for) and despite seeing lots of evidence we only saw one fallow deer! Always a privilege to see though and I did manage a photo at the blurry end of my zoom. The rut is between October and November and next time I think we need to be about an hour earlier in the morning or go later in the evening.

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