It’s Fawning Season. Think Before You Act!

It’s Fawning Season. Think Before You Act!

Please be aware that spring is the prime birthing season for a wide variety of wildlife, including deer. Finding a fawn (baby deer) alone in the woods or a meadow is fairly common. Many people assume that young wildlife found alone are abandoned, helpless, and need...
Was this fawn kidnapped?

Was this fawn kidnapped?

ALERT: Every spring and summer, concerned people find and rescue fawns that seem to have been abandoned by their mothers. In reality, healthy baby fawns are frequently left alone for up to twelve hours while their mothers forage for food. In past years, a high...
For the Love of Fawns

For the Love of Fawns

Every day a herd of bucks passes through my property in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Because it’s important for rehabbed fawns to be released where wild deer visit regularly, NAR asked me to take on fawn rehabilitation. Once I learned more about fawns, I looked forward...

Understanding Deer

The California Mule deer and Black-Tailed Deer are closely related deer whose range covers much of the state of California. With rapid development of rural areas, deer are losing their natural habitats and are forced farther into suburbia. They now live close to our...