We've noticed recently the amount of deer are dwindling and are not as visible as they usually are. We can count on them like clockwork during dinner time - feeding themselves from the bird feeders by the Glasgow Dining Room and the feeders off the Grand Deck. Guests get a real kick out of this sight and we never get tired of it either! Who would think to see a deer poking its head in a bird feeder? Well, we sure miss this nightly sight and found out why we haven't seen the "Glenlaurel" deer lately.
About a week ago (very late) David, our maintenance manager, saw a few coyotes roaming on the estate. Not to worry though because coyotes are good for the ecosystem. Or so, we've read. The coyote was not an original native to Ohio, although they are now in all 88 counties. They prefer wooded areas near water sources and will stick around where there is an abundant supply of food. Coyotes are nocturnal and conduct their hunting, in pairs, after dusk.
Don't know about you, but we can't wait for the coyotes to move on so we can view our precious deer again! They add so much character and wildlife is supposed to be abundant among Glenlaurel's Hocking Hills, Ohio accommodations.