Mount Madonna County Park
Driving back inland late in the day over the mountains and through the yellow-leafed trees was rejuvenating, the crisp fall air and late afternoon sunlight streaming through the trees a reminder of the change of seasons. I decided to return the next day to Mount Madonna County Park to hike a few trails and enjoy the peaceful stillness of the forest. Surprisingly, the park is also home to a contained population of white fallow deer, an invasive species introduced from the Mediterranean and Western Asia. Invasive they may be, but these guys are just cute.