The hunting season for deer is well underway and the survivors know the value of dense cover, especially during daylight hours.
This doe was feeding and resting in an old field habitat dominated by goldenrods (until they collapse under heavy snow) and thicket-forming shrubs. She was eating dried, persistent leaves (including blackberry leaves) and the small red berries of Multiflora Rose.
Photo by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.