ANSWER: Those pesky deer are pretty to watch, but they sure do have some annoying habits. Depending on the variety of shrubbery, if there is any green left on the shrub, then there is a chance it may recover, though it will likely never be quite the same plant again and there’s a chance it may always have bare spots from where the deer feasted. It is a good idea to give the plants some extra fertilizer in the spring and keep a close eye on the plants throughout the summer to ensure they have plenty of water as they regrow.

Sun Spots found a couple of websites with some limited information about recovering deer-damaged plants, but the best thing you can do is talk to a local greenhouse manager or landscaper about your specific plants. Those local experts should be most familiar with the native species of plants, how to keep the deer away and how best to protect them as they regrow. In the meantime, check out these two websites for some immediate information: and

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Bl. Margaret of Castello Lay Dominican Community is looking for Catholics who are interested in evangelizing. We will be holding a series of  five sessions to be held at the Dominican Sisters’ Residence in April, May and June covering the topics of faith, sacraments, holiness, prayer and evangelizing and the parish. Catholics are invited to look for brochures at the church doors and call me if they would like to participate, beginning Saturday morning April 30. Thank you for your great work. —  Denise, No Town.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I wrote to you a while back about the adult three-wheel bike that someone was looking for, but had no name or phone number. I have an adult bike that I am willing to sell, if the person is still interested. My phone number is (207) 375-6588. — No Name, Sabattus.

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