Urban Deer Study – Jake Gonzalez, 15

My project idea is to take pictures of multiple deer that frequent my area to learn why they might visit and what type of deer they are. The deer frequent almost every night in my neighborhood block so I plan to search the surrounding area to find multiple deer and count the numbers. They usually come to my block a little after ten then roam around rarely coming out during the day. If I know how many deer frequent this area and learn where they go, it may help me learn more about why they stray from the mountains. Learning what type of deer live here can help me learn their natural predators, preferred foods, and more.

Read Jake’s paper describing his findings from studying deer in his neighborhood:

Jake P - Urban Deer Study Paper