Just a quick headsup to point out that this coming Sunday, 26th May 2019 there’s a deer awareness day at Chasewater, where you can speak to experts and find out more about the beautiful creatures we share our green spaces – and favourite country park – with.
The organisers said:
Sunday 26th May 2019, 10am – 4pm
Chasewater Deer Awareness Day
The Rangers and the British Deer Society are holding a Deer Awareness Day at Chasewater.
Come along and find out all about the Deer around Chasewater, and what are the dos and don’ts if you are lucky enough to see one.
The event is free admission, with children’s activities and loads of interactive information.
Parking at Chasewater is just £1 for 2 hours and £3 all day.
Red deer are now so populous that they are a common sight throughout or area – so this is a really good chance to find out more about these gentle but powerful and potentially dangerous animals.
If you pop up and check the event out, why not let me know how you.got on? Comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or tug my sleeve on social media.
I include a lovely video here posted on Facebook earlier this year by Anna Marie Davies in which she recorded red deer bathing in the canal near Anglesey Wharf, just beyond the M6 Toll Bridge near Wharf Lane, Brownhills – right by Chasewater.
This isn’t the first time local deer have been recorded going for a swim. Peri-urban deer expert Jochen Langbein recorded these animals having high jinx at Chasewater a few years ago. You can see that film in this post here.
Thanks to Anna for a lovely film and a reminder that although we think of our town as being quite urban, we have a whole host of fascinating wildlife right here on our doorsteps.