Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

A deer would never tolerate me this close in warm summer weather.

The deer come close when it's cold.


10 responses

  1. Tom Vander Ploeg

    Looks like a real young deer. But with your bird feeders it made it though the winter! Ha Ha! Keep up the good work Liza. Uncle Tom

    February 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

  2. She’s so beautiful. I agree with Tom, this looks like a young one. Hope there’s enough food to get her through till there are some spring greens to eat.

    February 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    • melissakoski

      I think there is still a lot of corn in nearby fields and there’s always the bird suet and my compost pile. We’re back to a foot of snow on the ground… I could use some spring greens myself.

      February 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

  3. Vivia

    Love your blog! I live in the city but we have a great park here and I like to keep track of the changes in plants and insects and critters throughout the year. Thanks for your pictures and observations!

    February 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    • melissakoski

      It’s my pleasure.

      February 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

  4. thepoolman

    Melissa —

    Congratulations on being “freshly pressed. ” I love your photos. Keep on not dusting.


    February 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks poolman, I give you my word on not dusting.

      February 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

  5. winstel

    love your blog! the pictures are amazing.

    February 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    • melissakoski


      February 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  6. melissakoski

    Speaking from my personal yard experience I think the deer would dig up my tulip bulbs and unbury my sapling trees if things got too desperate… It’s the first year the deer have left my trees alone. Victory! When I put out meat fat and scraps and only the crows,opossums, and skunks show any interest.

    February 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm


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