Project Description

In early September, this moose was standing near us while on the Acadian hike in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia.  From spring to late summer males have been growing their antlers, which are actually bones.  Velvet, is the layer covering the growing antlers that supplies blood, oxygen and nutrients.  When the antlers are fully grown the velvet naturally begins to fall off, and is also rubbed off by the moose onto nearby trees and shrubs.