Audubon First Friday Rescheduled For This Week

Dr. Susan Stout will give a presentation on “White-tailed Deer in the Forest” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on Friday. The original event was snowed out last week.

Last Friday’s winter blast cancelled Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch. It will now be held Friday at 11 a.m.

Dr. Susan Stout will give a presentation on “White-tailed Deer in the Forest.”

White-tailed deer are among the best-known wildlife in our forests. Stout’s talk focuses on observations of how profoundly deer affect the forest and “managing” plant species and habitat for other wildlife. About 80 years of local science provides the information.

The talk will illustrate how deer and forests interact, with evidence from the Allegheny National Forest. What forest plants do deer prefer? Which do they avoid? How do these choices shape the forests and the habitat for birds and other wildlife? How does forest management affect habitat for deer?

Stout has degrees from Radcliffe College, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. A Warren resident, she retired recently after 36 years on the science team of the U.S. Forest Service Research Lab in Irvine, Pa. The science team there has studied white-tailed deer and forests since the 1930s.

A bring-your-own brown bag lunch and conversation follows the program, with coffee and tea provided.

The fee for attending is $8 or $6 for Nature Center Members. Registrations are accepted online on the Programs page at through February 28. Walk-ins are welcome.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. To learn more, call 569-2345 during business hours or visit the Programs page at