About the Deer-Forest Study
Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest.
May 24, 2023
As I have stated before, Spring rocks. Actually, it flowers! That’s one of the reasons I like it so much. […]
January 9, 2023
Eat your veggies…and flowers
Eating low on the food chain is good for your health and the environment. Filling your plate with fruits and […]
October 13, 2022
My first opportunity this year to participate in the archery season was this morning. A light frost was blanketing the […]
October 6, 2021
Purple Mountains or Amber Waves
My summer vacation took me to the Adirondacks. The park is 6.1 million acres (larger than its neighbor state of […]
May 14, 2021
For the last week, I’ve been watching some very active and persistent carpenter bees. There is much chasing, bouncing off […]
March 16, 2020
Canid rivalries and Herbaceous Clashes
Competition – it’s not just for critters
March 10, 2020
Forests are the setting for nature’s most beautiful melodies.
February 17, 2020
Soil chemistry, plants, and fancy head gear.
January 31, 2020
Why here? – the Everest of questions
Life on Mt. Everest may be impossible but life in Pennsylvania is more complicated Asking why some organism lives in […]
October 3, 2019
Did you see a deer today?
Did you see one yesterday?
August 7, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 8
Steve and friends…
July 27, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 7
Flowers and ferns and snakes!
May 18, 2023
Pieces of the Puzzle
Springtime has always been a favorite for me. Even though we didn’t have much of a winter, I can’t wait […]
May 8, 2023
Doe 16601 was an adult at time of capture. So 2018 was not her first fawning season. We know from […]
May 1, 2023
It’s a trap!
Homo sapiens – we are a complex species. And that’s putting it mildly. Modern humans burst on to the scene […]
February 8, 2023
…and a Spare
Most of the time Mother Nature has a back up plan. And if we (people) don’t get involved or mess […]
August 3, 2022
Summer is in the home stretch. And while we’ve been going to fairs, baseball games, and festivals, bucks and does […]
February 8, 2022
A Wicked Migraine
Cumberland Island National Seashore is home to one of my research projects. I reintroduced bobcats on the island back in […]
October 29, 2021
You are a predator. Deer aren’t going to just stand there and wait to be eaten. Humans often forget that […]
September 27, 2021
What’s for Dinner?
Below are two bucks feeding near a year-round scrape that I captured on the game camera. Can you tell what […]
August 16, 2021
The Dog Barked
A few weeks ago, we sent out a call. And, of course, you answered! Many readers of the blog responded […]
June 23, 2021
We talk about deer movements a lot on this blog. Movements before the rut, during the rut, after the rut, […]
May 19, 2021
Make Good Choices
Some mornings, as I roll out of bed and check my email, I’m greeted with this message glaring up at […]
May 6, 2021
Deer Crew Diaries – Entry 21-15
Field season is over, and the crews have pretty much disbanded. There is a lot of anxiety associated with deer […]