Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Someone ate part of my face off

Some normal things with an unusual twist……..

A male Eastern Bluebird on the suet feeder. Unusual, but it was cold. It was also an ugly landing, but he landed.

The deer ate the carrot noses off our 3 snowmen.
Gosh, it bugs me to type snowmen...seems sexist, like mailman or fireman.
Isn't that a little over the top? Who in the hell would want to be a snowman anyway.

No carrot nose.


4 responses

  1. I live north of NYC and even here we are inundated with deer. I can’t believe they’ve ravaged your snowman! Your earlier pix of the deer leaping are amazing.

    We live on the top (6th floor) of an apartment building facing NW up the Hudson River and see so much wildlife even on our street that it amazes me, including enormous turkey vultures. One (!) spent weeks apparently wooing a parked black Chevrolet in a nearby office building lot. It’s all a hoot!

    January 31, 2011 at 7:48 am

    • melissakoski

      How hilarious about the misgguided turkey vulture. It’s amazing what wildlife is up to in both rural areas and cities. My friend Steven Rinella lives in Brooklyn and your post reminded me of his seemingly desparate plots to interact with nature in an urban setting.

      We see turkey vultures in the warmer weather. They look so freaky close-up eating carrion at the side of the roads.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      January 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm

  2. J Lo

    I can’t help but wonder how i’m going to keep the deer off my fruits and vegetables this summer…

    January 31, 2011 at 8:05 am

    • melissakoski

      The nice lady down the road at Second Chance Farms woudl know… as would the Polish farmers you’re surrounded by. The SCF lady hung Irish Spring soap from her pine saplings this winter and I’m assuming it keeps the deer away. Don’t you like that smell?

      January 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm


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