Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

guarding nothing

I hired a groundhog to guard the gardening shed, even though the tools are laying in the gardens and not in the shed.

fawn-hunting territory

An escapee rose? These are growing in a few wild areas around the yard, but not in my wildflower field guide.


8 responses

  1. Look how green it is!!! It’s like that here finally. Happened overnight it seems. Love the groundhog.

    June 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

    • melissakoski

      I’m so glad you finally have green Leah!

      June 4, 2011 at 11:32 am

  2. Ha! I had to do a doubletake on the groundhog; he’s standing so straight up at attention I wasn’t sure he was real. (It gave me paws???)

    June 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    • melissakoski

      Ha ha Paul(: He stood upright like that for a long time…. I’m guessing it’s young and a little leery of everything still!

      June 4, 2011 at 8:11 pm

  3. Sue McB

    Love the groundhog – what a cute beast. We don’t have anything like that here.

    June 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    • melissakoski

      I think it’s cute too. It eats all the weeds under the kids’ swings- I love it. (:
      It’s a large rodent that digs tunnels just beneath the ground’s surface…. and that drive many people bonkers. I don’t mind them too much as long as they stay out of my garden!

      June 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

  4. We don’t have them in Texas either. Do they all stand at attention like that? We have tons of armadillos, which are seriously creepy and which don’t usually make it crossing the road, which is why they’re called “buzzard bait.”

    June 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

  5. That groundhog looks so cute :) How much does he charge you?

    June 5, 2011 at 10:32 am


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