Can You Match the Deer Species?

The following post was written by Woodlore Senior Assistant Ross Burt:

During the year and especially the winter months I produce my artwork to sell; I call this my ‘Bush Art’. During a Fundamental Bushcraft course on which Tom and I were working, a large beech tree fell and landed on a yew tree. One of the limbs that was smashed off was used by us to produce some coasters.

Some time later, I was sitting in a wood and it suddenly occurred to me that coasters usually come in a pack of six, now we have six species of deer in the UK! I popped out and used some beautiful oak for the ones shown below.

Ross Burt - Deer Coaster 4

Coaster #1

Ross Burt - Deer Coaster 5

Coaster #2

Ross Burt - Deer Coaster 3

Coaster #3

Ross Burt - Deer Coaster 2

Coaster #4

Ross Burt - Deer Coaster 1

Coaster #5

Ross Burt - Deer Coaster 6

Coaster #6

Can you put the six species to the right coasters – Red, Fallow, Muntjac, Chinese water deer, Sika & Roe? There is something more to these as well; those of you who know and look closely will see. Oh, and of course you should be able to tell the rough time of year from the pyrography!

– Ross Burt, Senior Assistant

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Woodlore, The School of Wilderness Bushcraft, was founded in 1983 by the British Bushcraft expert, Ray Mears. Paving the way for Bushcraft courses in the UK, Woodlore began with Ray teaching small groups of students the knowledge and techniques that he had spent most of his early life honing. With Ray’s ambition and perserverance, Woodlore has since grown into a world-renowned and highly respected school, offering in-depth courses on a wide range of bushcraft and survival subjects.

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