If you love autumn and you are a true nature lover, this is an experience not to be missed. A incomparable natural spectacleto appreciate it even on days of light rain. The pleasant sensation of being in the countryside, feeling the scent of wet earth, with a beautiful autumn sky covered with clouds, and also, having the chance to listen to the bellowing in the middle of Sierra Morena... Is there anything more authentic? Perhaps the fact of knowing that at any moment we can see a wild animal in freedom, something really sensational.
A pleasant walk through the pasture
To begin this fantastic adventure of listening to the bellowing, we will first enjoy the privilege of walking along the Sierra Morena of Cordoba, in the middle of an area recognized as a Starlight Reserve. All this, without the need to leave the vicinity of La Dehesa Experiences. An added value to this activity, since it avoids possible saturation. Something that, on the other hand, favors the fact of not disturbing these beautiful animals and increases the chances of seeing and hearing the wonderful spectacle of the rutting.
A unique show
It is, then, in our little paradise that is La Dehesa Experiences where we can witness this fascinating spectacle of nature, just when the first rains of autumn begin. At the moment when the dawn breaks and the sun is about to go down, suddenly these characteristic sounds so surprising. Sounds difficult to describe, between emotional and challenging and even with a heartbreaking nuance at times, that completely invade the pasture. The silence of nature breaks for a few exciting moments. The bellowing of the stags in rutting season are responsible for this broken silence. The sounds that give name to this unique spectacle of nature that is the rut.
What is the rut
The rut consists of male deer bellowing to announce, both to females and to other rival deer, that they are in the area. The females are left waiting for two males to meet, because when this happens another event takes place that is part of this spectacle and has become a great attraction for lovers of the animal world. It is the epic battles for the favor of the females. When one male meets another, they start to bawl even louder and clash their antlers in a fierce and impressive fight.
The first part of this experience of listening to the bellowing is done during the day, at dusk and when the deer come down to drink in the streams. Therefore, it is much easier to see them. The second is at dusk, in the silence of the night, where the sounds are appreciated with much more strength and intensity. It is also possible to do it at dawn, another peak time to fully enjoy the rutting.
A true gift of nature
Listening to the bellowing is a unique natural spectacle, live, to which we add the fact of being able to enjoy it in the middle of the Sierra, with animals in freedom. Besides, together with the deer, other animals coexist in this area such as partridges, rabbits, hares, foxes and badgers, very easy to see; and also wild boars and lynxes, although it is less frequent to meet them. Are you ready to be impressed by this unique experience of listening to the rutting in Sierra Morena?