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Deers at Wentworth Castle Gardens

I visited the Wentworth Castle Garden today which is amazing parkland and gardens, somewhere to see and hear the sounds of Nature and feel the sun on your face.

Covering over 500 acres, there is plenty of space to stretch your legs in the parkland.

It is one of the finest parkland in the north of England. But I will skip the story about the this place for other time and will share what I was really amazed by today.

The parkland explorer walk is 1.3 miles (about 2.1 km). The path can become rutted and muddy during this time, over the winter and prolonged wet periods. If you really are such wander who wants look out for some of Nature`s highlights in this place, then that will be deers.

I have seen today red and fallow deers that helps graze the parklands grass. I had great time to discover those extremally beautiful animals.

Deers seen in the Wentworth Castle Gardens. Deers, autumnal trees in the baground
Deers seen in the Wentworth Castle Gardens

It is very fasinating that the weight of an adult male at full age often exceeds 200 kg, and a female- a hind, weighs more than 100 kg.

A special decoration of male deer is the sumptuous antlers called a wreath. In an adult- bull, the wreath is made of two poles, from which branches extend. The poles end with a crown, which are a grouping of legs (more than three).

Depending on the age of the animal, and on available food, the antlers can be more or less impressive, and the legs on one pole can be even 14. Contrary to popular belief, the number of legs is not related to the subsequent years lived by the animal.

The largest wreaths are produced by bulls, between the ages of 7 and 10. At the end of winter and early spring, it loses its antlers and soon starts to grow new ones.

This annual exchange of antlers is a real phenomenon of Nature and also occurs in other deer: elk, roe deer, fallow deer. The antlers on the deer head last only a few months old, usually from March to the end of July, and often weighing up to 10 kilograms.

Here I seen deer with antlers in October which is another phenomenon for me.

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