Adopted and Named by: Mary Ann Baron, a founding member of Philadelphia Advocates for the Deer (PAD). Mary Ann has dedicated decades to the defense, conservation, and respect of the natural world. Mary Ann reserves a special place in her heart for all of the deer around the world, wherever they may be.
Clever and spunky, Iris – like a rainbow – brings joy to our community. Just two years old at the time of her adoption in May 2021, Iris isn’t afraid to strike out on her own – she’s independent and curious enough to explore parts of the neighborhood outside her core territory on her own, especially if she knows she’ll find a Clifton Deer bait station stocked with tasty corn there! When Iris isn’t exploring the neighborhood, she lives in Mt. Storm Park and the yards of Lafayette Avenue with her mother, Doe #74, and best friends Does #76 and #78.
Sponsored by: Iris would love to have you as a sponsor! If you are interested, please let us know!
Why the jalnandans have honored Lee Heeseung: Because a deer symbolizes Heeseung the most. His beautiful and innocent doe eyes sparkle with kindness and warmth, and like a deer, he teaches people how to be gentle and sincere and reminds us to use our hearts and minds to heal wounded souls. The jalnandans have named Doe #31 after him in appreciation of his existence and presence.
We aren’t sure if Heeseung can sing like her namesake, but with those soulful brown eyes and gorgeous fur, we’re sure she would look great on any stage! Heeseung is ~9.5 years old (as of this posting in January 2021) and lives in Mt. Storm Park and the surrounding yards of Lafayette Avenue with her best friend (and likely daughter), Olive (Doe #51).
Sponsored by: Audrey would love to have you as a sponsor! If you are interested, please let us know!
We here at “Deer Headquarters” can’t help but think of the glamorous Audrey Hepburn whenever we see this graceful beauty strolling through the neighborhood. At ~6 years old, Audrey makes her home in Mt. Storm Park and the surrounding yards of Lafayette Avenue. Audrey is often seen with her BFFs, ~7 year old Doe #11 and ~4 year old Doe #36. Spayed on our very first night of operations in December 2015, Audrey has a special place in our hearts.
Adopter Comments: We named her Frances for Francis of Assisi. May he watch over Frances and friends, those who will come after, and those who have gone before. He said, “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” That is my hope for this project and beyond.
Sponsored by: Lynn in honor of her mother Frances. ‘Hello Beautiful’
We’re not quite sure how we got so lucky as to have Frances in the neighborhood, because clearly this ~10.5 year old beauty belongs in Hollywood. When she’s not striking a pose for our field cameras, Frances can be found strolling through Mt. Storm Park and the surrounding woods and yards with gal pal Doe #2, who is ~8.5 years old.
Named in honor of: Her beloved grandson, Alex Sponsored by: Alex is still looking for sponsors! If you are interested, please let Alex know.
A member of “the selfie generation,” this quirky, curious ~5.5 year old never passes up an opportunity to ham it up for our field cameras. When she’s not striking a pose, Alex can be found strolling through the yards and surrounding woods of Amazon Avenue with her family, Does #5 and #33, both of whom are ~6.5 years old, and Doe #6, who at ~8.5 years old is family matriarch.
Louise is the deer who knows there is no such thing as a free lunch. So while her friends race to be the first to grab a bite at our bait stations, Louise will hold back, scan the area for signs of trouble, and then keep a close eye on any humans in her vicinity while she eats. These traits allowed her to cleverly evade our darters for three field seasons in a row. We’re pleased to say that when our darters finally caught up with Louise in August 2018, she was spayed without incident and no convertibles or cliffs were involved. As of the time of this posting (September 2019), Louise is ~4.5 years old.
When Louise isn’t running from the law, she can be found in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #23 a/k/a Harriet (age ~6.5), Doe #55 aka Ethel (age ~3.5), Doe #49 a/k/a Gladys (age ~6.5), and Louise’s as-yet-untagged daughter (her fawn from Spring 2018).
Louise, Harriet, Ethel and Gladys are known among Lafayette Avenue neighbors as “The Mount Storm Bridge Club.”
Maybe it is her relatively young age (~4.5 years old as of December 2020), or maybe it is just her fear of missing out on fun, but Ethel loves being where the action is. Whereas other members of her family will take periodic “me” time, Ethel prefers company. Not to say she’s indiscriminate – while she’s happy to socialize with other adults, she has no patience for neighborhood fawns and won’t be offering to babysit anytime soon!
Ethel resides in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #23 a/k/a Harriet (age ~7.5), Doe #49 a/k/a Gladys (age ~7.5), and Mae (age ~ 2.5).
Ethel, Harriet, Gladys, and Mae are known among Lafayette Avenue neighbors as “The Mount Storm Bridge Club.” (Mae’s mother Louise (Doe #62), an original member of the Bridge Club, disappeared in 2019 and sadly is presumed to be deceased.)
Harriet is the calm and fearless leader whom the other does in her family group gladly follow. She likes a lot of time to wander alone, but at the first sign of trouble (such as an aggressive buck harassing the smaller females), she is right there to protect her family and lead them to safety. Her job as family leader and protector used to be shared with her big sis Doe #24, with whom she had an incredibly close bond, but sadly Doe #24 was killed by a speeding car on Ludlow in 2018. Since Doe #24’s untimely death, Harriet seems to have become closer to Gladys (Doe #49). At the time of this posting (September 2019), Harriet is ~6.5 years old.
Harriet lives in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #62 a/k/a Louise (age ~4.5), Doe #55 aka Ethel (age ~3.5), Doe #49 a/k/a Gladys (age ~6.5), and Louise’s as-yet-untagged daughter.
Harriet, Louise, Ethel and Gladys are known among Lafayette Avenue neighbors as “The Mount Storm Bridge Club.”
Named in honor of: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sponsored by: Molly Sayles. Ruth would love to have more sponsors! If you are interested, please let Ruth know.
Like her namesake, Ruth is resourceful, determined, and tough as nails. And dare we say, notorious? Rarely away from her best friend Grace (~4.5 yr. old Doe #63), Ruth has been spotted napping on Hedgerow, munching groundcover on Hosea, nuzzling with Grace on Lorraine, strolling up Old Ludlow hill, grazing on Manor Hill, eating from bird feeders on Gano, making an appearance outside a Super Bowl party on Whirham in January, and spending a Wednesday hanging out outside the dentist’s office on Whitfield. She and Grace have even been spotted – twice! – making excursions all the way over to the Zoo and back! lounging in yards on Ludlow. All this despite sustaining a serious leg injury on Christmas Day 2018 that left her limping for several months.
At the time of this posting (September 2019), Ruth is ~2.5 years old. Because they seem to pop up everywhere, Ruth and Grace are known around the neighborhood as the “Where’s Waldos” of Clifton.
If you are out for a walk in Mt. Storm Park and have the strange feeling of being watched, it just might be Gladys surveilling you from behind a bush. Gladys, age ~6.5 as of this posting (September 2019), likes to keep close tabs on what her human neighbors are up to and is the first to notice and check out anything and anyone new in the neighborhood. In fact, Gladys seems so well informed about our field operations (heading deep into the woods with her family and friends whenever our darters come to town) that we have to wonder if she spies our planning meetings!
When she isn’t looking over garden walls and keeping up with the latest neighborhood gossip, Gladys can be found in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #23 (age ~6.5), Doe #55 (age ~3.5), Doe #62, a/k/a “Louise” (age ~5.5), and Louise’s as-yet-untagged daughter.
Spayed in our January 2017 field operations, Gladys weighed in at a svelte ~145 lbs. To sponsor Gladys, just give her a shout!
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