Memaloose Hills Blacktail


In mid-autumn I returned to the the Memaloose Hills for a three-mile hike.

The Oak-Savannah habitat appeared to be a great spot to photograph blacktail deer near the end of the rut.

And sure enough, I spotted many deer lying down or feeding near the oak trees.

Only a few miles west of The Dalles, this is a fine place to photograph wildlife.

And to all my followers, may you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Blacktail Doe cleaning up

Blacktail Doe cleaning up

A view to the higher of the Memaloose Hills from the lower one (yes, the grass stays green)

A view to the higher of the Memaloose Hills from the lower one (yes, the grass stays green)

Very fresh deer tracks

Very fresh deer tracks

I'm spotted

I’m spotted

Ice on the small creek

Ice on the small creek

Skittish Blacktail Doe

Skittish Blacktail Doe

View down the Columbia River

View down the Columbia River

Spotted again

Spotted again

Moss and Lichen on a large rock likely a result of the Missoula Floods

Moss and Lichen on a large rock (likely a remnant of the Missoula Floods)

Oak Leaves

Oak Leaves

Balsamroot (not as pretty as when it blooms in the spring)

Balsamroot (not as pretty as when it blooms in the spring)

 

 

 

 

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