Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Hunting fawns

I changed my blog header to the shore of Lake Michigan that I see most often. Chicago is on the opposite side of this lake.

A mom White-tailed deer will leave her fawn for hours while she eats. Last year Jon spotted a fawn on a trip to the mailbox. I hope I stumble across one this May or June.

A White-tailed Deer.

The spring in 2010 was exceptionally warm and sunny… which makes this spring’s usual cold, wet, and gray weather suck ass all the more. Despite cold temps the birds are busy gathering grasses for their nests.

A Hairy Woodpecker using its tail to balance against the strong wind.

snow... at least it didn't stick.


6 responses

  1. cute pics :)

    April 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

    • melissakoski


      April 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm

  2. i love the pic of the woodpecker – i have never actually seen one in real life and definitely didn’t know they could be striped like that! hope you are surviving this grey weather…it can’t last forever…right?

    April 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    • melissakoski

      You’re so right- it can’t last forever! I’m glad to you enjoyed the woodpecker. Just today I found a polk-a-dot woodpecker feather as part of a sparrow nest. I see three kinds of woodpeckers regularly and they all have such beautiful feather patterns. Thanks for stopping by!

      April 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  3. TheBlackTwig

    Love the woodpecker :)
    And I like your new hairstyle. :)

    April 7, 2011 at 4:08 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks for the kind words! I’ve been enjoyign your blog. (;


      April 8, 2011 at 9:39 pm


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