BDS aims to provide a range of opportunities for people to discover more about wild deer. We want to encourage an understanding and appreciation of deer and their place within our natural landscape.
Where deer and humans come into conflict we aim to help provide the best advice to ensure deer are managed in a humane and sustainable way.
In addition, we work to raise the public’s awareness about deer including respecting their need for a safe, peaceful and sustainable environment.
A joint campaign is underway to inform members of the public about the need to give both pregnant or nursing deer and their young plenty of space when out enjoying the countryside.
Over the coming weeks, from mid-May to July, people may discover newly-born deer hidden in the grass or undergrowth and might mistakenly assume that they have been abandoned Please do not touch, disturb or move them as usually their mothers will not be far away.
The risk of acquiring a tick bite increases during springtime, with peak times from April to June, meaning there is no better time to refresh your precautions and help spread the word on being tick aware.
The following guidance from the UK HAS can be used to reduce the chance of acquiring a tick bite.
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