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.
Photo Credit: JT Fleegle
September 16, 2016

Bucks and their shameless advertising (i.e. antlers) get the lion’s share of the attention. What about those lovely ladies?

Broad-winged Hawk (click for larger image)
September 14, 2016

Roof Rack and Squirtle were both under the weather this week. Thankfully, they can get the necessary TLC they need this time of year.

September 12, 2016

I’m not here to study white-tailed deer.

Clover traps are repaired and ready for winter 2017 trapping.
September 7, 2016

A quiet week punctuated by a malicious act.

Locations of a Male 8111 and Female 8403 on October 2, 2014
September 6, 2016

...and then there is breeding.

 "You need only one soap, Ivory soap" Restoration: Adam Cuerden. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons -,_Ivory_soap_-_Strobridge_%26_Co._Lith._-_Original.tiff
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.