Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Another Beat-Up Autumn Olive
I found my own mangled autumn olive bush while hiking today. Though it was exciting to consider - for a brief moment - that it was the work of a bear, the damage was far less severe. Even more telling, there wasn't a single berry anywhere around. Once I noticed two huge scrapes nearby (both beneath overhanging branches) and the dogs sniffed out the easily-identifiable scat, I figured that the white-tailed deer rut must be starting.