Tag: forest succession

A Disappearing Understory and the Deer Causing it

This juvenile deer watched my every move, but was still desperate enough to keep eating despite my presence. If there's food, the deer will come!

Where I used to live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, you could go into a soothing forest, yet only see trees. You should see trees, yes, however you shouldn’t ONLY see trees! In this area, the land was disturbed and cleared for agricultural purposes. Now, many field properties are transitioning and going through succession into forests. …