Danielle Andres noticed this herd of elk gathering in her neighbor’s yard, near Deer Lane in Pinewood Springs on Monday, May 8. They were still hanging around for the rest of the week. Must be some yummy grass!
She says: “They are welcome to stay as long as they want.” This is an unusual size herd for Pinewood Springs.” She adds, “The elk love flowers, especially the roses.”
Five Fox kits playing around a shed — so playful and fun to watch! ==== CLICK HERE to VIEW the SHORT VIDEO/1235203514026442
In April, Warren Musselman, Pinewood Springs, said: Last year was the fifth year in a row that Mama Fox had her babies under our shed. Her and her beau came by in early March and cleaned out all the pine needles and crap that had blown into the den over the last year but they didn’t come back to have the babies. Foxes will generally prepare more than one den I’m told. It is somewhere near by because I see daddy wandering the property looking for mice and such.
=== One week later, Warren posted a video of FIVE kits! playing out side his den. Robyn Sloan, a local nature expert, said that they looked like they were about a week or so difference in age, and were likely two different families.=== video by Lea Fisher, my wife.
Warren, said, They came back! We figure it is a pair of sisters raising their kits more or less together and one of them has used this den for a couple years. Foxes will frequently prepare multiple dens and move the kits around to avoid possible parasites and such or if a den is disturbed.
These three youngin’s were trotting along the Lyons post office sidewalk, and stopped in LaVern Johnsons’ yard on Evans Street to take a cool sip of water. The apple trees are bursting with sweet blossoms. (photograph by Kathleen Spring 5/23)
Jerry Johnson says, “I’ve had up to 7 deer in my lawn when I had a bunch of apples on the ground. That is a metal planter that they are drinking water out of.”
You can see our springtime series of “wildlife photo spreads” by using the search box above, …or going down to the bottom of the main page… or clicking on some below:
For previous springtime Lyons Recorder “photo spreads” in May:
WILDLIFE (bears, elk, fox kits)
BIRDS in spring