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.
Duane Diefenbach's view of the eclipse through binoculars. Click for larger image.
August 27, 2017

If you haven’t sustained retinal damage following last week’s celestial event, please read on!

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August 25, 2017

We love to get photos of our collared deer. We learn something about our alumni and it's just plain fun!

August 23, 2017

Crew leaders are lonely again…, CC0
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 CC0 Public Domain
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.