Moose, as it is known in North America or the Eurasian elk, as it is known in Europe is the largest species in the deer family. An adult Moose will average 1000 pounds and stands 6 feet high at the shoulder. Moose have a keen sense of smell and of hearing, but are nearsighted. Moose a solitary animals. Cows give birth in mid May to early June, usually to one calf occasionally twins and the calf will stay with the cow until the next year when a new calf is born. On my recent trip to New Hampshire, I was lucky enough to observe a cow moose with its yearling calf. The Algonquin term “Moose” means “eater of twigs”. Moose will feed on least twigs and buzzards of trees and shrubs along with aquatic plants. Moose wallows are found along the side of the road in wet areas where road salt accumulates. When Moose are in the brush and trees, they can be very difficult to see. Also, if you are driving in an area that is known to have Moose, to avoid collisions, drive, no faster than 55 mph at night and at dusk, so you can stop within the limits of you headlights illumination. Remember, if you see a Moose and stopped to observe of photograph it, keep a respectful distance. Moose are faster than you think and may give very little warning before attacking. Cows are very protective of their calves and bulls in the rut are unpredictable.
Myer Bornstein –Photo Bee 1 has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Inst. of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about his works natural history and includes, book and equipment reviews. You can view my blog at http://photobee1.blogspot.com/ Myer Bornstein has won 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received one of three Judges' Choice prizes in the "Share the View" International Nature Photography contest in 2011 plus had second picture as one of the featured 250 runner ups. He also placed another photograph in the 2012 contest. He was awarded first place in the “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, Flights of Fancy. He’s has also been published both on line and in Nature Magazines and in Books. Recently he had the honor of having the first "50" point photograph in the Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He teaches photography classes and instructs about Lightroom 4. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.