May 8, 2022

Bellingham WA: Happy Mothers' Day to a Deer and her two Youngsters

My little Google photo collection Urban doe and two fawns shows a beautiful family peacefully perusing the Whatcom Creek Greenway early May 7, 2022. They crossed Cornwall Avenue along the way. Deer have been here about 10,000 years. They are native to  western North America. These are black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus). The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has a lot of information on deer. The biologists there are aware of typical deer routes and their degree of collisions with motorists. Deer travel long distances in Bellingham. It is against the law to harm deer in the city. The urban environment is becoming a alarmingly densified with us invasive humans. We need Mother Nature. Nature doesn't need us. I hope all generations of people will do their duty to protect Gaia's land, air, water and inhabitants. With regard to the tradition to celebrate human mothers, I am pleased to refer you to Professor Heather Cox Richardson's May 7th post