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.
July 27, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 7
Flowers and ferns and snakes!
July 26, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 6
Work smarter, not harder
July 16, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 5
Are those palm trees?
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 4
Who says vegetation work isn’t fun!
June 22, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 3
All hail the inaccurate weather forecast!
June 15, 2018
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 2
Vegetation surveys – not for the faint of heart
2018 Veg Crew Adventures – Week 1
The veg crews have been unleashed.
June 6, 2018
It’s Vegetation Season!
It’s that time of year again! Spring has FINALLY arrived. Time to lace up those hiking boots, grab some field gear, and BOTANIZE!
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 […]