The roe deer and the hare

Roe deer and hare

At this time of year, roe deer give birth to fawns and hares to leverets.

The adults live separately during the summer, their young well hidden amongst tufts of grass, to be visited by their mother and fed just a couple of times each day.

So bear in mind that finding a lone fawn or leveret does NOT mean that it has been abandoned.

The best thing is to leave the place so that the mother can feel safe enough to return to her young.

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The information on this page automatically changes with the seasons here at the 'The footprint trail'