There is a neighbourhood outside the Town of Mahone Bay, on the road to Lunenburg, that is quite overrun with deer. We drove past it today and saw this group on a lawn. We were actually able to turn around and drive back to take pictures without them shying away.
Cute, you think? Only if you aren’t a gardener. Deer will eat tulips, blueberry bushes, the tops of potato plants and many other things one might like to grow – including roses.
Local nurseries will advise you on what is safe. Deer won’t eat daffodils, and don’t usually eat hosta, which is what the beleaguered owner of the garden in the second photo appears to be growing.
If you want to grow a serious vegetable garden, a tall fence is compulsory.
Deer ticks are endemic to the area, and they carry Lyme disease.
But what beautiful tails they have!