Fireweed. The icon of fire-blackened forests. A flower of high summer. Tall spikes of bright pink that capture the eye from afar.
It seems they’ve also caught the attention of the whitetail deer who wander into our yard from the woods. They eat fireweed like cotton candy, rolling their tongues along the stems, pulling off blooms and buds and leaves.
Now you see ’em …
Now you don’t …
Well there’s always next year. 🙂
Fireweed Epilobium angustifolium
Whitetail deer Odocoileus virginianus