Whitetail Deer at the Guild: April 26, 2022

I find it amazing that a three and a half foot tall animal which can weigh up to 400 pounds can survive in a busy urban area like Toronto. And yet, they not only survive, they thrive. I have seen many on our street and even one in the backyard.

The wooded area near the Guild Inn is a good place to see them and the afternoon group saw one today.

Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer

Other life:

Eastern Chipmunk

Some birds:

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
House Finch (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Red-breasted Mergansers
Red-breasted Mergansers
Red-breasted Mergansers
House Finch (male)

Some botany:

Sensitive Fern fertile frond
Trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
Willow (Salix)

10 am group:

1 pm group:


The journey continues, and the fluffballs endure…


wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate 
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers.       – e. e. cummings (1894–1962)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Whitetail Deer at the Guild: April 26, 2022

  1. Sophie

    Loved the pic of the Red Bellied Woodpecker. I really like woodpeckers; hiking in forests listening to them was one of my favourite things. I wonder how some of the names are arrived at; for instance the Male ‘House’ Finch.


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