Antler buds


Antlers are grown afresh each year, and, for white-tailed deer, April is the month for bucks to start that growth. 

Today, some white-tailed bucks stopped by in the rain, and as they tipped their heads down to graze, they revealed their antler buds.

A young buck shows the beginning of antler buds just above its eyes.

A slightly older buck shows what may well be the beginnings of some misshapen antlers.


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2 Responses to Antler buds

  1. Mr Pollard says:

    We saw some male Horned Grebe in Lardeau yesterday, at various stages of turning to their flaming gold colour.

  2. Christine Boyd says:

    I didn’t know they grew new antlers each year, until recently. Nice photos!

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