Whether sifting through sand, or scrambling over a rocky shore, it's about finding treasures in every day. 

Deer Mom's Embarass Their Kids, Too

Sitka Blacktail Button Buck

"Blueberry blossom buds! YUM!" 

Sitka Blacktail Button Buck Slurping Blueberry Buds

Nibble, lick, chomp... 

...slurp, burp, smack. 

"Almost done, Mom!"

"Just one more."

Sitka Blacktail Doe

"Meet me by the stump, Son. It is almost siesta time." 

"Just look at your face!" 

"No, Mom!" 

"Hold still!" 


"Good grief, what did you get in your ear? You have enough dirt in there to grow potatoes!!" 

"You be good, now. I am going to chew my cud and take a nap." 

*Sigh* "He'll be on his own in another month. I hope that he has learned to keep his face clean." 

More deer and other critters here: Alaskan Critters

And if you want to see what YOU can eat out there: Food and Medicine from Nature