Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

northern Michigan

It’s been too busy and cold and wet to capture anything new. Here are more pictures from the farm in Cedar, Michigan.

Canada Violet. These transplant well into a garden. This one was deep in the woods.

Marsh Marigold. It's a type of buttercup not marigold.

Butterflies “puddle” or gather on wet soil to ingest minerals. When puddling butterflies pump fluid through the digestive tract and release fluid from their anus.

A Black Swallow Tail.

Cup Fungus


2 responses

  1. TheBlackTwig

    Amazing how you were able to take a picture of that butterfly!

    May 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks. The ground was wet and if it flew off it always circled around and landed in a close spot. It hung around for about 15 minutes despite two loud young boys running around and screaming by it!

      May 28, 2011 at 9:50 pm


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