Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Adopt a Deer
CliftonDeer.org would like to introduce Gladys (the doe formerly known as #49). Gladys is inviting you to Adopt a Deer. She was lovingly named by a Clifton resident whose yard Gladys visits frequently, and who says that Gladys reminded her of a curious (some might say “nosey”) and rather high strung character from the show “Bewitched.” You can see more pictures of Gladys and read her bio at the bottom of this page.
Deer have distinct personalities and form relationships with others. The more we get to know our deer as individuals, the more they will be seen and experienced as the active members of the community that they are.
Care to participate? Here’s how…
Naming (Adoption) Rights – For a donation of $250.00 you will be able to name one of our deer (after a grandchild, friend, mentor, or favorite fictional character or Greek goddess, perhaps?) You (or the person you designate) will receive a Certificate of Adoption, a brief bio, and a picture, and you will be honored on our website. Community members will be encouraged to notify us when they see your deer and give details about what she is up to and who she is hanging with.
Because more than one person may be interested in adopting a particular doe, please contact us before making your “naming rights” donation to confirm that the doe you wish to name is still available. Names that are respectful of our program and deer only, please!
Sponsorships – Select a tagged doe to sponsor and you (or the person you designate) will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship and a photo of your deer, and you will be honored on our website. Sponsorship levels are:
Gold Sponsor – $100.00
Silver Sponsor – $50.00
Bronze Sponsor – $25.00
Currently, we are making the deer listed below available for naming and sponsorship … and please don’t forget Gladys, who has a name but is still looking for sponsors! More deer may be added in the future. If you have an interest in a doe not listed below (maybe someone who visits your yard?), just let us know!
This gal’s long legs and erect bearing make us think of a graceful dancer!
Age ~5 as of this posting (August 2018), Doe #28 is hard to photograph solo because she rarely goes anywhere without her family, Does #25 (age ~4), #42 (age ~3), and matriarch #29 (age ~7). Doe #28 spends most of her time in Edgewood Grove and Rawson Woods and the surrounding yards. She weighed about 150 lbs. at the time she was spayed in December 2015.
Please contact us if you are interested in naming or sponsoring Doe #28.
Adopted and Named by: Chris Cain and Linda Goldenhar
Named in honor and memory of: Chris’ mom Gloria, nature lover and best friend to wildlife and people
Sponsored by: Gloria is still looking for sponsors! If you are interested, please let Gloria know.
We are so glad that Chris and Linda agreed that the doe who started it all deserves a name … and what a beautiful name it is! Spayed on the very first night of our very first field season in December 2015, Gloria holds a special place in the hearts of the Clifton Deer Team. Aged ~9 as of her adoption in August 2018, Gloria is proud matriarch to her family and constant companions, twin daughters Does #8 and #10 (~age 6), and granddaughter Doe #41 (age ~3, and Doe #8’s daughter). In fact, we’ve given up trying to get a picture of Gloria alone!
A healthy ~150 lbs when she was spayed, Gloria really likes the corn at our bait stations and just might have packed on a few pounds in recent years. We understand, Gloria, it happens to us all as we age!
Gloria and her family live in the woods between Amazon Avenue and Lafayette, and are frequent visitors to yards in and around that area.
Doe #52, the last doe treated in our January 2017 field operations, is pictured here on a March 2018 walk through Mt Storm Park. About 4 years old as of this posting (August 2018), she is best known for her unique style (she’s often observed wearing her tags wildly askew, as in the photo below), and for following ~7 year old Doe #31 worshipfully around the woods of Mt. Storm Park and the yards of Lafayette Avenue.
She weighed in at a healthy ~145 lbs. when she was spayed in January 2017.
Please contact us if you are interested in naming or sponsoring Doe #52.
Remember the “Pig-Pen” character in the Peanuts comic strips? The sweet little boy who was always very dirty? While we’ve promised Doe #48 that her name will be much more dignified than that, we have to admit the resemblance is a bit uncanny. Doe #48’s tags are always, irrevocably, dirty. Day and night, fair weather and foul, she gives the appearance of someone who has just enjoyed a refreshing mud bath. To each their own, #48, to each their own.
Doe #48, aged ~8 as of this posting (August 2018), was spayed in our January 2017 field operations together with her daughter, Doe #50 (now ~2 yrs old). This inseparable mother-daughter duo, together with Doe #50’s as-yet-untagged twin sister, live in Edgewood Grove and the surrounding yards.
If you are interested in naming or sponsoring Doe #48, she’d love to hear from you!
For the first two years of our program, Doe #19 was our resident culinary snob, eschewing the offerings of corn at our bait sites that most other deer find so alluring. In fact, a member of our team once observed her sniffing disdainfully at the corn before turning away with her head held high, rather as though she had expected a four star restaurant only to be taken through a McDonald’s drive-thru.
We aren’t quite sure what changed, but these days Doe #19 is a frequent visitor to our bait sites. Has our corn gotten better or has she lowered her culinary standards? She’s not saying ….
Doe #19, aged ~7 as of this posting (August 2018), lives on Amazon
Avenue with her BFF, ~6 year old Doe #17. The pair is often seen with Doe #17’s final fawn, a now-all-grown-up strapping young buck (who unlike most male fawns, hasn’t yet left his mother).
She was spayed in December 2015, at which time she weighed ~160 lbs. If you have the perfect name for the idiosyncratic Doe #19, please let us know!
Gladys (Doe #49)
Named by: Sally Skillman
Named for: Gladys Kravitz, the nosey and rather high strung neighbor from the TV show “Bewitched.”
Sponsored by: Gladys is still looking for sponsors! If you are interested, please let Gladys know.