The Last Of The Snow

We have just about seen the last of the snow, although there was still some lingering in patches at Spring Valley Nature Center when I made my first visit there this year, earlier this week.

The usual access to the nature center was closed as they are making some alterations and improvements to the Visitors Center area so I had to take an alternate route and with many of the paths that were in the shade still covered in ice, my walking was somewhat limited. Still, it was so nice to get out in the fresh air and see something other than our own garden. I was glad that I decided to wear my wellies, however.

There were a few people about but for the most part it was very quiet, which is why I probably came upon these two deer.

I almost didn’t need to use the zoom lens, they were so close and they didn’t seem at all bothered about my being there. They eventually ambled across the path and disappeared into the undergrowth. I stayed for a while, hoping that they’d come out again but no such luck, so I continued on my way.

I can’t wait to see see what the improvements look like at the Visitors Center. It’s supposed to be finished by late Spring which means I will probably have to use this alternate route for a couple more months at least.

10 thoughts on “The Last Of The Snow

    • Thanks, Belinda! I was sitting on a bench by the path, waiting for the deer to come out again, and we just kept staring at each other. I was on rather a chilly perch and finally gave up and left them to it.

  1. How lovely to be out in the cold fresh air with a brilliant blue sky and snow covered paths . How fortunate to see the deer – they made your first visit to the Centre a very special one indeed. Interesting to see the plan too- lots to enjoy.

    • I don’t know who was more surprised, me or the deer, when we met up on the path. I could probably go there a dozen more times and not see them again, but that’s part of the fun, never knowing what you’re going to see.

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