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White-Tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus
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Habitat: Riparian forests, woodlands, abandoned farmland.  They need open areas that are near cover.

Description: Reddish brown coats in the summer, grey in the winter with a white chin and belly.  There is also a narrow white ring around the eye.

Size: 1.3-2.2m long, 50-200kg

Diet: In the winter, leaves and twigs of evergreens, deiduous trees and brush.  In spring and early summer, forbs grasses and mushrooms.

Fun Facts: Although they can walk just after birth, baby deer spend most of their first month hiding quietly under some vegetation while it's mother leaves to feed.

Source: Pattie, D. and C. Fisher. 1999. Mammals of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing.

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Silky Lupine
Lupinus sericeus
  Covered in soft, silvery hairs.  Compound leaves with 6-10 leaflets, that alternate on the stem.  Individual leaflets are narrow and 3-6cm long.  Flowers grow in long terminal clusters, purple-blue in color (can be white or yellowish).  Silky Lupine's often grown in dense groups.
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