While doing some upkeep at our teaching area, I found a set of recently shed antlers.
These were found under the large oak that’s the centerpiece of our outdoor campus, as well as a central piece of the local ecosystem. As the snow melts, acorns from last year start to be exposed, and the squirrels, deer, and other denizens of the New England woodlands rely on them after the cold months of winter.
This is the second pair I’ve found this winter, and it’s caused me to dub it “The winter of the stag”. They’ll also probably be the last sheds I find for the rest of my life. Used up all my luck in one season.