May is the month when fawns are born but it’s rare that you ever see them.
Fawns hide from predators by not moving as they sleep in dappled sunlight that matches their fur. Their mothers move away from them so the adults don’t attract attention to their fawns’ location. At night the family reunites.
Sometimes the family picks a “hiding” place that’s visible. In 2011 Jennie Barker found a fawn in her suburban Pittsburgh backyard.
On Throw Back Thursday, read about her discovery at: Two Mornings of a Fawn
(photo by Jennie Barker)