1 ayaapia kiilhswa (2018)

December 10, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (37) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte saakiwa ayaapia kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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noonki šayiipaawe neepanki (22) eewanki. noonki kaahkiihkwe kati tikawi aahsanteeki eehkwa neepanki (32) ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki neepiki ayaapeensa kiilhswa (peemineeta). kinšimi kati saakiwa ayaapia kiilhswa.

taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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18 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2018)

November 27, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe aalhkwahki neepanki manetwa piihsaaci (27) ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte waawiyiisita (peemineeta).

taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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1 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2018)

November 10, 2018

noonki kaahkiihkwe aahsanteeki neepanki (38) ahsenisiipionki.

aahsanteeki

noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa ayaapeensa kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

saakiwa2

taaniši kiišikatwi niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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Ayaapeensa Kiilhswa (Young Buck Moon) is one of two lunar months named for White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). To the best of our knowledge, this month is associated with the beginning of the rut (breeding cycle) for White-tailed Deer.

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ayaapeensa (young White-tailed buck)*

In some years, the younger males lose their antlers by the end of this month.  Today, there is a lot of variation within the White-tailed Deer populations regarding when bucks drop their antlers. It appears that historically, the young White-tailed Deer bucks dropped their antlers first. The loss of antlers marks the end of the rut (the breeding cycle) for these younger male deer.

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*photo from Michigan State University – http://deer.fw.msu.edu/management/history.php/