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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.
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.

One of our more difficult 2017 captures. (click for larger image)
June 19, 2017

We don’t study nuclear science but the future’s still bright when it comes to fawn catching…

June 15, 2017

Hanging on for those last few catchable fawns

June 12, 2017

Cleaning babies, going to the grocery, feeding the kids, running for your life - Being a mom can be stressful!

June 5, 2017

Here’s what went down on the flip side of the fawn survival study!

June 1, 2017

Take a tour of our vegetation plots and hear from the research gang.

In search mode!
June 1, 2017

Babies of all shapes and sizes are out there.

L to R: Ben Derr, Will Casolla, Chelsea Gendreau, Delaney Martin, Erik Stroup, Mitchell Meuser, Jake Halabut, Ryan Hughes. Click for larger image.
May 30, 2017

Vegetation field crews are hitting the woods but not before they pass the TEST!

Photo Credit: JT Fleegle
May 26, 2017

Beach body ready

Processing a fawn (click for larger image).
May 23, 2017

Crews are off and setting a record pace!

May 22, 2017

Explosives are part of the job

First fawn capture of 2017 season held by our new Northern Crew Leader, Maureen.  And she's even a Pens fan!
May 18, 2017

The race is officially underway!

May 18, 2017

Hail! Hail! The gang’s all here!!!

Skyland Cabins from Oak Crest. Credit: Pollock, George or Addie. Stony Man from Oak Crest showing flowering chestnut trees and several cabins including Massanutten Lodge. Near MP 40 Skyland area. Date taken: July 16, 1912, Click for larger image
May 15, 2017

Our forests were once home to a mighty race of giants. Will they ever return?

Azure bluet
May 11, 2017

Tying off the loose ends between captures

May 8, 2017

No one celebrates when balloons escape the party

Rothrock State Forest
May 4, 2017

Ho-hum week of cleaning up and prepping for the upcoming fawning season

May 1, 2017

Finding your next meal can be tough. Help is always appreciated.