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The Deer-Forest Blog

We're tracking deer in Pennsylvania's forests. Check out what is going on in the field and learn what our researchers are discovering.
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August 21, 2017

Not sure if you’ve heard but there’s this thing happening today.

Interrupted wood fern - B. Derr
August 16, 2017

Fishers and hornets and snakes and slopes

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August 14, 2017

Have you ever wondered if deer tend to wander around the forest more when the moon is full?

Fawn on southern study area (click for larger image)
August 10, 2017

Fawn monitoring, fawn mortalities, bear capture, and (of course) vehicle repair.

August 9, 2017

Zapping the life force from their creators!

Image courtesy Coty Soult
August 7, 2017

We were recently invited to participate in a podcast with The Open Air Project.

Look closely - this one has a collar
August 3, 2017

Telemetry, necropsies, and truck repairs - Same old, same old

July 31, 2017

Forecast - blue skies, downed trees, and occasional devil

July 26, 2017

Surprises around every corner this week!

July 24, 2017

Some meetings are not eagerly anticipated.

July 20, 2017

The dog days of summer have arrived.

European beech (Fagus sylvatica) - click for larger image
July 17, 2017

Our embraceable beech has a European cousin. Are they experiencing the "green" death of beech bark disease?

July 12, 2017

Summertime and the living’s easy

Human-caused fence destruction
July 10, 2017

The crews have plenty of company in the woods - some is not always welcome.

Bear claw marks on a tree above a trap
July 5, 2017

All’s quiet on the Northern and Southern front.

July 4, 2017

Capturing deer is not the “fun” part of the job.

June 28, 2017

So long fawn capture. Hello bears, fences, and geese.

Tsuga canadensis Photo by Ben Derr
June 27, 2017

Who says vegetation isn't exciting!

Searching for fawns (click for larger image)
June 22, 2017

Summer is just starting, but the fawning season is almost over.