Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist


Three out of the four holes I looked into today smelled skunky.

The lack of sunlight for days makes for poor pictures. I chatted about Seidman park with my friend Dave a few days ago and headed out despite the gray skies…and having a cold…and having a long list of things to do….

Honey Creek is a designated trout stream. Open season runs the last Saturday in April through September.

shelf fungi


18 responses

  1. I like the first one a lot.

    March 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    • melissakoski

      Me too… b/c it’s mostly monochrome.

      March 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  2. Amy

    Love the pics!

    March 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Aim!

      March 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  3. You go sticking that pretty face in skunk holes????
    From now on when I call you a “stinker” it’ll take on new meaning.

    March 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    • melissakoski

      Rev. how else would I figure out “who or what lives in there?” When I’m with my best friend I’m the designated ‘you go first in case something jumps out’ and ‘you put your face or hand in that hole’ gal. I just always tuck my license into my pocket when I hike in case something gnaws off this pretty face…don’t want to be a pain in the pooper and tricky to identify. (:
      Stinker is a very accurate nickname on all fronts. lol

      March 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  4. Brilliant!

    March 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    • melissakoski


      March 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  5. David Ellis

    Those barn doors are beautiful ……… as are all the rest of your pictures. Glad you enjoyed the trails at Seidman Park. All three trails are worth exploring.

    March 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    • melissakoski

      Dave, you’ve probably have seen the barn doors many times as they’re on Honey Creek just before Conservation. Thank you a zillion for the Seidman Park idea. I can’t wait to explore all the trails….easily side-tracked today in the best way. Thanks for being such a handy friend. (:

      March 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

  6. Sue McB

    Two of my favourite things to photograph….moss and fungi. We don’t have skunks in Oz, or those lovely timber barns that can be so picturesque. Good shots all.

    March 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Sue. You would have loved Seidman Park… so much moss and fungi it was hard to make any trail progress!

      March 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  7. i have had a few of these days this winter. You have used the light wisely, Melissa. :)

    March 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Mike- it’s almost swamp-like around here. (:

      March 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  8. Take me with you sometime

    March 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    • melissakoski

      Gladly Rose!

      March 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  9. Really like the two photos with the water droplets.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Sheila. (:

      March 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm


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