Calke's creature of the month

A Brimstone butterfly at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

With over 600 acres of parkland at Calke Abbey, there are lots of places for wildlife to hide! Every month this year, we'll be revealing a new creature for you to look out for as you explore more of Calke. This month, we're shining the spotlight on...

... deer fawns

June is the perfect time to look out for the newborn deer in the Deer Park. The young will stay close to their mums, who will be protecting and hiding them amongst the bracken, making them slightly difficult to spot!

A fawn with its mother at Calke Abbey
A fawn with its mother at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
A fawn with its mother at Calke Abbey

Calke's Deer Park

There are around 80 fallow deer and 30 red deer in the herd at Calke. Fallow deer young are called fawns, and red deer young are called calves.