Spring is a time of new growth. This is clearly evident on the trail cameras.
One of the trail cameras was quite busy over the past week or two taking photos. The card was filled with photos of young bucks in velvet.
It also appeared to document an assault on one of those bucks. One frame shows a blurry image of larger buck moving toward a smaller buck.
Later frames show the smaller buck with a bloody horn.
It appears like one was broken off, but honestly I couldn't bring myself to look closely at it. It just seemed a shame that this little buck would become a "uni-horn" before his horns even really started to grow. However, that's just the nature of things.
While the honeysuckles and wild azaleas are pretty much done blooming,
I managed to photograph one that was a darker shade of pink that was growing in a reclaimed strip mine.
I am still a little confused as to whether the shrubs I knew as honeysuckles are in fact wild azaleas.
Adding to the my uncertainty is the fact that there are several kinds of wild azaleas.
I believe the lighter wild azalea I see a lot of is the pinxterbloom azalea while the darker one would be the roseshell azalea.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.