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.
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.

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