Rut

Bucks in a Rut

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator November in the world of the white-tailed deer is full of excitement and purpose.  The shortening of daylight triggers a surge in testosterone in the male deer (bucks) and the onset of estrous (breeding condition) in the females (does).  Mother Nature times this event carefully so that 6 months …

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Mammals at Isaacs-Greene Preserve

By Jason Beale, Manager, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center I set out to the Delaware Nature Society’s newest natural area, the Isaacs-Greene Preserve, with the intention of getting some photos of deer scrapes and rubs to write about their annual breeding season, the  rut.  However, as it often happens in nature, other discoveries present themselves as …

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