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.
June 28, 2018

Vegetation surveys - not for the faint of heart

June 26, 2018

This isn’t the first fawn survival study conducted in Pennsylvania. So have the times changed?

June 21, 2018

The veg crews have been unleashed.

June 19, 2018

Most of this year’s fawns have already hit the ground but we aren’t hitting the woods to find them.

June 17, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Spring has FINALLY arrived. Time to lace up those hiking boots, grab some field gear, and BOTANIZE!

June 13, 2018

Lots of species partake but where you snack may kill you.

June 11, 2018

Bears, bobcats, coyotes, and fawns – how photogenic is our cast?

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June 7, 2018

We’ve talked a lot about who’s eating bambi. It’s time to reveal the cast.

June 5, 2018

Technically, it's was taped before a "live" webinar audience.

May 21, 2018

We have been focusing on fawn survival across the country. Check out what's happening at home!

May 20, 2018

Get ready for the big continental reveal.

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May 17, 2018

The escape route of a screaming teen being chased by chainsaw-wielding madman is always questionable.

White-tailed deer fawns can die from many different causes, but most mortalities occur in the first 12 weeks of life (click for larger image).
May 15, 2018

Fawns will find every way imaginable to die. And we’ve catalogued almost all.

May 10, 2018

Fawns live (and die) across an impressive chunk of North America.

May 7, 2018

From the corn fields of South Dakota to the forests of Pennsylvania, fawn survival has been studied for over four decades.

Eastern teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens)
May 4, 2018

Less like crews, more like lone rangers.

There is no shortage of ways for a fawn to die in Pennsylvania. So are predators a problem? (near Sinnemahoning, Pa, 28 April 2018) click for larger image
May 2, 2018

We just completed a second fawn survival study, as well as a study of their predators. And we are going to tell you everything!

April 26, 2018

Winter just won’t leave!

April 24, 2018

For the last several months, we have had a “close” relationship with our study animals. Now we will be viewing them from a distance.

April 18, 2018

Snow, wind, rain - nothing like "spring" weather!