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.
September 18, 2017

We are a bit behind in our veg crew postings but that just makes summer last longer!

September 13, 2017

It’s a one-woman show this week.

September 6, 2017

Summer is winding down and so is field work.

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September 4, 2017

I’m back with more results, but they require a bit of translation. "French Quarter, New Orleans" CC0-
August 31, 2017

Down South Hunting invited me to do a podcast while I was visiting The Big Easy. Check it out.

August 29, 2017

Not much going on in the deer department but there are still bears and ducks.

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!