We began the Fall with four visiting deer but looks like we're down to a lonely single this Spring. I'm sure there are others out there, but we had the same two mother daughter pairs for quite some time.
Although, as compared to other Winters it wasn't too bad, apparently the conditions were ripe for Mother Nature's thinning of the heard.
It's a good new, bad news kinda thing. I enjoy watching them visit especially in the early summer when the babies are frolicking and darting in and out without a care in the world. However, they wear their welcome out when they start eating our plants. Hoping that since we're down to a single visitor the damage won't be as bad but only time will tell.