A few days ago Josh and Hunter saw a wolf, very near our houses. It was in Hunter and Kate's yard next door. They got a photo of it..it looks ragged and possibly sick..they said it was not acting right. They have also seen two bear in the area.
The bear that raided our bird feeders has not been back. Some of our birds have left, the goldfinches are not here in the numbers that they were. A few redpolls are back for some reason..who knows what strange sense drives them to move from one place to the next. Perhaps the bugs are better down by the lake. The bluebirds are raising some young. The baby robins fledged from the nest on Far Guys ladder. Our usual nuthatches and chickadees remain. I miss the orioles and the indigo buntings they must have gone north too.
We saw a straggly looking deer one day. We were both concerned how bad it looked.
Usually deer you see in Minnesota are beautiful creatures, well as beautiful as tick hauling garden eating deer can be. I am not sure what was wrong with this one, perhaps it was just a bad hair day:)