Mountain laurel – the living legacy
While beautiful, that tangled mess and those little petals on the ground don’t make it any easier to find fawns.
So Why Did the Deer Cross the Road (or not)?
We know male deer disperse. Because this behavior has persisted, we know there must be a benefit (dispersers pass on more genes compared those that do not disperse). But why would the deer cross the road or river or mountain in the first place?
Fawns on the Run
It has been about a week into the critical 3-week period of fawns dropping (does giving birth), but we didn’t seem to be finding any fawns. Until today.
Male Dispersal: Maybe they do ask for directions?
The mystery of male dispersal has vanished with the advent of the radio- and GPS- collar. Now we can determine the who, when, and how far for those boys that hit the road.
Winning the 50-Yard Dash
Want to work in the wildlife field? Then you better lace up your running shoes.
Oh The Places to Go!
June is not only fawning season but graduation season as well. Graduation marks an end but also a beginning. Is it a coincidence that graduation and fawning season coincide? For deer, June is just as exciting and life changing as graduating.