White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer in Stow

January 2, 2011

A white-tailed deer at the Delaney Project in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Dan Foster.
A white-tailed deer at the Delaney Project in Stow, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Dan Foster.
Dan Foster used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this white-tailed deer at the Delaney Project in Stow.

White-tailed deer in Stow

November 1, 2010

Dan Foster recorded this video of a white-tailed deer at the Delaney WMA in Stow. 
Dan keeps a blog about wildlife at Delaney WMA, in which he writes the following:
This is the time of year when deer are on the move at Delaney. You may see them running through fields, crossing trails, or darting out into the road at this time of year, even in broad daylight. A doe bounded out of the woods in front of me on a recent walk at Delaney, and seemingly everywhere I look in the woods now, I see fresh signs of deer.
It’s deer mating season, and during the rut, the male bucks are spending all of their energy looking for females in estrus. They leave behind two easily-identifiable signs which you can look for when walking the trails at Delaney in the fall: rubs and scrapes.
Male deer rub their antlers on saplings, and the torn bark and shiny wood underneath is visible to does (and hikers) from a long distance off. If you can find one rub, turn around 360 degrees and try to locate another. A buck will often rub trees along his favorite deer trail, and you can follow his progress through the woods.
Scrapes are another sign that there’s a buck in the area. Look for a V-shaped scratch in the dirt, often underneath an overhanging branch that may have the tip broken off or hanging down. The male will scrape back with his front hoof, urinate into the scrape to leave his scent, and also rub the branch with glands on his head to deposit scent. Does will be attracted to the disturbed patch of earth and leave their scent as well.
I’ve been monitoring this buck scrape at Delaney for the past week, and each morning there are fresh tracks around it. In the video below, you can see the buck that made the scrape returning to freshen it up (at 7PM and midnight) and to check whether any receptive females have been in the area. Halfway through the video, the buck notices the red glow from the camera’s infra-red lighting, and stomps on the ground. Later, when the buck returns to the scrape, a second deer (a doe?) emerges from the woods, and the buck rushes off to investigate.

Wildlife at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury

October 26, 2010

A white-tailed deer at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A brown creeper at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern chipmunk at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A red-breasted nuthatch at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A western conifer seed bug at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following during a walk at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury:  white tailed deer, brown creeper, eastern chipmunk, western conifer seed bug, red-breasted nuthatch, and red squirrel.

White-tailed Deer in Sudbury

July 31, 2010

A white-tailed deer along the bank of Cranberry Brook at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith, using an automatically triggered wildlife camera.
Craig Smith used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph a white-tailed deer along the bank of Cranberry Brook at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

White-tailed Deer Buck in Concord

August 15, 2010

Our automatically triggered wildlife camera recorded this video of a white-tailed deer buck in the flood plain of the Sudbury River in Concord.

White-tailed Deer in Concord

August 14, 2010

Our automatically triggered wildlife camera recorded this video of a white-tailed deer in the flood plain of the Sudbury River in Concord.

White-tailed Deer Fawn in Concord

August 14, 2010

Our automatically triggered wildlife camera recorded this video of a white-tailed deer fawn in the flood plain of the Sudbury River in Concord.
 

Woodchucks and a Fawn in Sudbury

July 15, 2010

A woodchuck in Sudbury, captured by Lydia Rogers with an automatically triggered wildlife camera.
Woodchucks in Sudbury, captured by Lydia Rogers with an automatically triggered wildlife camera.
A white-tailed deer fawn in Sudbury, captured by Lydia Rogers with an automatically triggered wildlife camera.
Lydia Rogers used her automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these woodchucks and a white-tailed deer fawn in Sudbury.

White-tailed Deer at SVT's Memorial Forest

June 22, 2010

A white-tailed deer along Cranberry Brook at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith with an automatically triggered wildlife camera.
Craig Smith used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this white-tailed deer along Cranberry Brook at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

White-tailed Deer at SVT's Memorial Forest

June 16, 2010

A white-tailed deer along Cranberry Brook at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith with an automatic wildlife camera.
A white-tailed deer along Cranberry Brook at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith with an automatic wildlife camera.
Craig Smith used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this white-tailed deer along Cranberry Brook at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

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