Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

A busy Friday

I saw a big snake at the pond today. It quickly hid under a large rock. Nothing likes a hot rock or dark log as much as a reptile.

Three eggs in the Robin's nest. There are also three eggs in the bluebird's nest box. In the past, the first clutch is five bluebird eggs.

The frog or toad eggs are already changing. I see tailbuds!

My friend Hopemarie called me from her garden after accidentally digging up a rabbit nest. I quickly researched the do’s and don’t of rabbits nests and headed over to her house to get a few photos. I love that she included me.

Rabbits in their nest.

A baby rabbit

The allium are about to bloom. Allium are in the onion family.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


8 responses

  1. Mom

    Time to get out the rabbit spray to save the new growth in my garden. Those little guys love the tender shoots. Need to discourage them a bit.

    May 14, 2011 at 6:38 am

    • melissakoski

      I can’t believe they haven’t eaten more over here. Usually my tulips and lillies are gone by now. Lucky in ’11?

      May 14, 2011 at 7:56 am

  2. Rie Hower

    How long before the Robin eggs hatch? The Cardinal’s are back in our same small dogwood tree – hope nothing gets to their nest/eggs this time – the tree is just off the kitchen window, so awesome viewing! The kids want to see your toadlets ( Bells thinks they may be Western Toadlets ). Love the baby bunny nest photo!!!!

    May 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Bella for the toad info.! I think the robin’s eggs will hatch in about 14 days. I do hope your cardinals nest makes it this year! What do their eggs look like? xo

      May 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

  3. Rie Hower

    I have emails ( this morning waiting in my inbox ) from FB friends that want to get your daily updates. How do I forward your site/posts?

    May 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

    • melissakoski

      You can send them this link
      and/or they can click to recv. email updates under my photo to the right of the website. (: Thanks Rie!

      May 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

  4. Rie Hower

    Thank you!!!
    ps: oops…. not Western Toad, rather, American Toadlets. : )

    May 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm

  5. i would NEVER dust if i lived at your place!!!

    May 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm


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