Chancey Bush
From left, kindergartners Luke Wright, Rylan Romanin and Coronah Dean pass around a deer antler during a monthly lesson from Staunton State Park volunteers Claudia Gunn and Randie Boldra at Elk Creek Elementary.
Deer in the spotlight

Wiggling with excitement, members of Lisa Beckfield’s kindergarten class shouted out what they know about deer last Thursday morning.

“They have ears so they can hear if there is danger.”

“They have legs so they can walk and run.”

“I know they have horns, but they are called antlers.”

And, consistent with the observations of a 5-year-old, “When they poop, they lift up their tails.”