Bucks are sporting small antlers in velvet, and the first fawns have been born.

The first fawns have been born and they are so very cute. I will share a photo of some soon. Today I want to show you Bucks with their growing antlers covered in velvet. Jon Loveless photographed two Bucks preening each other.

Two Bucks preening each other in a meadow by Jon Loveless

It's a peace on earth moment. Later when these two Bucks might be competing for Does, they won't be so friendly.

Michael Beattie also photographed Bucks near Point Arena on a spectacular day. The lupine bush in the middle is just about to bloom.

Bucks in velvet by Michael Beattie

Thanks to Jon and Michael for allowing me to share their photos with you here.