Fallow and Frugal Posted on December 28, 2014 by admin A trip down to Dunham Massey earlier in the Autumn to see the Fallow Deer Rut. A break in the dawn mist revealed a small group of deer under the boughs of an ancient Oak. Who’s the Daddy? Dominating the main rutting area it soon became clear that this young buck was in charge. A nearby doe and fawn. Another young fawn still in its spotted summer coat. Striding through the grassland and clearly on a mission. Mission accomplished as another doe is added to his harem. Some interesting fungi amongst the beech litter. Not 100% sure of this one but possibly Shaggy Scalycap – Pholiota squarrosa Faeries bonnets growing on a rotten stump A poster leftover from the exhibition demonstrating the war time use of Dunham Massey as the Stamford Military Hospital.