Fawn alert at Quartz Mountain


It seems several of the does at Quartz Mountain Park have again had triplets. Twins are common among deer, singles or triplets area little more rare. Triplets occur when the does are really healthy and have had lots of nutritious food.

Its mid-July now so as the temperature climbs the lake level will drop. Those hot, dry breezes from the south really cause evaporation to accelerate. Luckily the rains have been frequent and plentiful. Flood control gates are open, water is in the irrigation canal, more water is going over the spillway and it is July? Am I dreaming?

The only real complaint about all the wonderful water, is that the swim beaches have very little beach. However, since for the last several years we have had plenty of beach and little water, we’ll happily “make do” with tiny beaches.

Fawn Alert: It seems several of the does at Quartz Mountain Park have again had triplets. Twins are common among deer, singles or triplets area little more rare. Triplets occur when the does are really healthy and have had lots of nutritious food. Most drivers slow down when a doe or a fawn crosses the road in front them and we wait for the second fawn to come bounding after the others. However, most of us don’t think that a third fawn will come straggling out of the grass…at the last possible moment and run right in front of our car. They do and they will. So please be a little more aware and slow down while driving through the Main Park area.

Reach Sue Hokanson at sue@quartzmountain.org

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