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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September 2, 2016

99.44% Pure doesn’t cut it

August 31, 2016

We’ve crossed the finish line! The 2016 field season is over for the veg crews.

Fledgling barn swallows (photo by Julie Mibroda)
August 30, 2016

It’s “back to school” time and crew leaders will be empty-nesters for the next 4 months.

August 25, 2016

Cumulative totals are eye opening!

A load of bear traps ready for deployment.
August 23, 2016

Our crew leaders are crooning with ol’ blue eyes about being “All Alone.” It’s just them and the beep of the receiver now.

August 22, 2016

Think repairing fence plots isn’t an adventure. Think again.

August 19, 2016

Oh, hey there August… when did you show up?

Knob Ridge in Bald Eagle State Forest (click for larger image)
August 18, 2016

It’s been hot, hot, hot but the summer season is "cooling" down.

Movements of Fawn 8859. Read the story to find out what the red and green dots mean. Click for a larger image.
August 15, 2016

It appears that someone was not paying attention during a crucial life lesson.

August 10, 2016

I know it’s the end of July, but why does it have to be so HOT?!

August 10, 2016

It's blackberry season. That means it's the time of year for crew members to start heading off in new directions. We wish them well!

August 8, 2016

We have entered the realm of the bird. Get ready for singing!

August 5, 2016

Just another week in paradise!

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
August 3, 2016

Our diaries aren’t very thrilling this time of year but drama and excitement in the field are overrated. Boring is good.

August 1, 2016

Not all of us can afford a beach house but we can pretend we do. Deer get it. [Part 3 of 3]

July 29, 2016

It's that time of year! Hundreds (maybe thousands) of spies enter the woods. See how you might be able to help The Deer-Forest Study. And check out a new video trailer about the fawn research.

July 27, 2016

It’s the dog day of summer. Status quo for our crews.

July 27, 2016

Two weeks since my last update. We have been busy!

July 25, 2016

Not to be outdone by the ladies, males also have some summer fun. Check out this bachelor pad! [Part 2 of 3]

July 22, 2016

Don’t get too excited yet. It likely won’t explain your life.