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06

Jun

How deer pee is transforming northern forestsThe urine is preventing hemlock from growing properly, and deer are eating the saplings before the plants can fully mature.

How deer pee is transforming northern forests
The urine is preventing hemlock from growing properly, and deer are eating the saplings before the plants can fully mature.

06

Dec

The speedy trio entertained fans and announcers, but they also highlighted the real problem of deer overpopulation in ecosystems across the Eastern U.S.

The speedy trio entertained fans and announcers, but they also highlighted the real problem of deer overpopulation in ecosystems across the Eastern U.S.

15

Oct

Photo of the day: Red deer calls for a mate through early morning fogA red deer stag roars in the early morning fog of London’s Richmond Park. Autumn’s increasingly shorter daylight hours trigger the rutting season, during which stags attempt to attract females by roaring, barking and clashing antlers with rival males.

Photo of the day: Red deer calls for a mate through early morning fog
A red deer stag roars in the early morning fog of London’s Richmond Park. Autumn’s increasingly shorter daylight hours trigger the rutting season, during which stags attempt to attract females by roaring, barking and clashing antlers with rival males.

29

Apr

Deer who stood guard over nest admires chicks with mother gooseA deer that has spent weeks protecting a mother goose is beginning to wander off now that the 7 goslings have hatched.

Deer who stood guard over nest admires chicks with mother goose
A deer that has spent weeks protecting a mother goose is beginning to wander off now that the 7 goslings have hatched.

08

Apr

Deer stands guard over nesting goose in cemetery

A buck has been standing watch for several days over a female Canada goose nesting in a city cemetery.