Old Quarry Trail – Ottawa’s Greenbelt, Kanata, Ontario
Located at the corner of Eagleson and Hazeldean Roads in Kanata, Ontario, with parking across the street from the Hazeldean Mall, the Old Quarry Trail is one of the most reliable places to view white-tailed deer during the winter months but a bit less so in mid-summer, so I was happy on this day’s outing to be able to photograph a lovely white-tailed deer at close range. (Location)
The white-tailed deer is the most common of the North American hoofed mammals and appears to be quite tolerant of human activity and habitat encroachment in many areas of the country. Likes to feed on grasses and low bushes in open clearings and along highway embankments where unfortunately it loses many a battle with vehicle traffic.
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianis)
This same day, I was surprised to find a hoard of ground snails feasting on what appeared to be cotoneaster bushes