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Enjoying Nature: Triplet Fawns


The kids and I were delighted to see our three resident fawns eating and playing in our yard without the supervision of their much more cautious mother recently! I was happy to get a few pictures to remember them by, since we will soon be living somewhere much too densely populated for deer.


The baby deer run enthusiastic circles in our yard, when they aren’t eating! They love the wide-open space – just like my kids!
When their mama is with them, she corrals them and it’s impossible to get pictures from very close:


Get too close, and they all run away, with their little white tails waving goodbye.


But this time, they stayed long enough that we even got a video:

And some lovely photos to remember them by. They are even a bit helpful, because their favorite food is a thorn-covered plant that grows WAY too well in the back of our yard!





What animals do you enjoy watching, where you live?

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

17 thoughts on “Enjoying Nature: Triplet Fawns”

  1. How thrilling to see the baby deer calmly enjoying the thorny plant! Our favourite backyard visitors are noisy rainbow lorikeets who love our palm tree’s blossoms. Pigeons get fat on the olives dropped by our tree. And we even saw a big white owl in one of our trees during the day recently.

  2. Awesome! I bet you will miss all the wildlife you guys see! We see way too many monkeys. Sounds exciting but they are such a pain!

  3. jeannine: waddlee-ah-chaa

    Again, this looks like our home. Deer live in our neighborhood and every June it is baby time! The fawns are so sweet and it is a delightful treat when they visit our yard.

  4. Bambi x 3!! They are cute. We have LOTS of squirrels here. Despite the density, I pass donkeys, goats, and chickens every day. I can show you guys where they are once you’re settled (if you don’t already know about the hidden gems). I was surprised to see lots of lizards on my last hike of The Dish. The Baylands are a great place to watch birds. On the 4th of July, we got to our firework spot 1.5 hrs before the show and the birds kept us entertained until it was dark. Stroller Hikes also has great nature outings for families in the Bay Area. All in all, there are options here for nature fun.

  5. Stunning! I’m so glad you have these photos to remind your kids of their old backyard and all the adventures they had there. Thinking of you as you get closer to the big move.

  6. They are so cute! We have a set of twins in our backyard. They are so cute! We’ve had a couple of young bucks hanging outside recently too. The only bad thing is, they bring ticks with them.

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