Increasing: Garlic mustard
Whitetail deer eat the flowering stems of trillium, shooting stars and bluebells leaving fewer plants to produce seeds and clearing the way for garlic mustard and other non-native plants to invade.
Decreasing: Warbler populations
According to the National Audubon Society, the Kentucky Warbler populations are already threatened due to loss of forest understory from deer over-browsing.
From the Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2005, issue