Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

A nature cheer…

4 to 16 mates when they ov-u-late-! Reeeeed Squirrels! Red Squirrels! (and it’s over the span of a day)

A Red Squirrel enjoying the last summer days. When the wind blows, gold leaves fall from the tree in the backyard.

Red Squirrel.

A Gray Catbird bathing.


11 responses

  1. Kelli polinskey

    I love “nature cheer”….. I never knew red squirrels were so slutty ;)

    August 21, 2011 at 9:59 am

    • melissakoski

      I knew you’d appreciate it Coach! (: xo

      August 22, 2011 at 10:32 am

  2. TheBlackTwig

    Sooo cute! Adorable photos.

    August 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    • melissakoski

      thnx (:

      August 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

  3. Trampy little things! Cute and trampy.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    • melissakoski

      They are so cute. I haven’t been in the shed in a while though, so I may change the cute opinion if there’s destruction.

      August 22, 2011 at 10:30 am

  4. When my husband and I lived in Oliver Woods in Cascade, the red squirrel was his arch nemesis. Hard to believe since they’re so darn cute!!!! He baited so many traps, and got so good at it, I lovingly nicknamed him a Master Baiter. Ha! Funny! Well, maybe not so much to him. Really cute, those squirrels are. We don’t have any here in the desert, and rattlesnakes and scorpions just don’t cut it. Hope all is well in Michigan.

    August 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

    • melissakoski

      Lisa that is the best nick name ever. AND when did you move? I’m directly across the river from Oliver Woods! Our nights are already getting cold and some leaves have started to fall. I love fall, but do wish it was followed by spring. I’m glad most Michigan critters are more pains in the butt than truly scary!

      August 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

      • We moved here in June 2007. I miss Oliver Woods. I miss Cascade. I miss the Thornapple River. Damn!! I miss MICHIGAN!!!!!!!!! It’s 115 degrees here today. I am not exaggerating. I’d give my eye teeth for cool nights. :-(

        August 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

  5. i love your pics every inch of every one!

    August 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks love! Hope you’re gearing up for school w/ earlier bedtimes and earlier risings. Ugh (: I’ve been setting my alarm and turning it off to sleep much much longer. See you and the fam soon.

      August 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm


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