Mariton: Oh, How They Grow
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
The photos of these two fawns were taken by the trail camera about 2 months apart. They may not be the same fawn, but they were born about the same time. As the camera is located in the same place you can see how much these fawns have grown. For the most part, this camera has picked up just one family group, a doe and her twins.
For much of the summer, the two fawns were together in photos with their mother. (Or all three would be captured in sequential photos as they tripped the camera.) Now that they are older the fawns are seen together less often in photos, even in sequential photos. I am pretty sure by looking at the photos that one of the fawns is a young buck and the other a doe. In my experience doe fawns will stay closer to their mother and buck fawns will start exploring on their own. They still come together, but the trail camera reveals how much the buck fawn is traveling on his own. It won’t be long before their winter coat starts growing and their spots will fade.