Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

nature photography in nylons

A patch of trillium along the trails. The woods were brown and covered in leaves just two weeks ago and are now green and full of wildflowers and a lot of thorns.

A patch of trillium along the trails. The woods were brown and covered in leaves just two weeks ago and are now green and full of wildflowers and a lot of thorns.

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Trillium, the state wildflower in Michigan.

Trillium, the state wildflower in Michigan.

In the garden.

In the garden.

Forsythia

Forsythia

Redbud tree blooms.

Redbud tree blooms.

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Bleeding hearts. The next night we had a freeze that killed all these flowers.

Bleeding hearts. The next night we had a freeze that killed all these flowers.

One of my favorite trees

One of my favorite trees

A cardinal nest.

A cardinal nest.

There's finally an egg in the cardinal nest.

There’s finally an egg in the cardinal nest.

Newly hatched Cardinal

Newly hatched Cardinal

Pregnant deer.... see how the belly protrudes below her middle?

Pregnant deer…. see how the belly protrudes below her middle?

Some of the first wildflowers spotted in the woods.

Some of the first wildflowers spotted in the woods.

Michigan wildflowers

Michigan wildflowers

The last bluebird egg in the first laid clutch sits on the ground destroyed. It is now legal for me to remove the nesting material from the nest box. It's illegal to destroy a viable song bird's nest.

The last bluebird egg in the first laid clutch sits on the ground destroyed. It is now legal for me to remove the nesting material from the nest box. It’s illegal to destroy a viable song bird’s nest.

A few days later there was a new clutch of bluebird eggs laid.

A few days later there was a new clutch of bluebird eggs laid.

Female Eastern Bluebird guarding her nest.

Female Eastern Bluebird guarding her nest.

Eastern Bluebird fledgings

Eastern Bluebird fledgings

Sometimes I'm driving down the road and I'll see a horse, a donkey and a goat hanging out.

Sometimes I’m driving down the road and I’ll see a horse, a donkey and a goat hanging out.

Or catch sight of  a bird nesting on my way home from work and have to stop for a quick picture.

Or catch sight of a bird nesting on my way home from work and have to stop for a quick picture.

A leaping deer.

A leaping deer.

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Three robin eggs.

Three robin eggs.

Magnolia

Magnolia

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Catching some down time in the park.

Catching some down time in the park.

Had a great visit to the Skeba's farm on Lake Leelanau.

Had a great visit to the Skeba’s farm on Lake Leelanau.

We found some morel mushrooms.

We found some morel mushrooms.

And we found a fawn too.

And we found a fawn too.

Allium

Allium

Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit

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15 responses

  1. I like the picture with nest and eggs in it ;) really nice ;) I like your photography

    June 11, 2013 at 8:46 am

  2. Great photos, Melissa! Especially the very unique wildflower Melissus koskii :)

    June 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

  3. So great to see a post and some new photos from you again, Melissa. I love the pics, the bluebirds, etc. I miss the Morels. Dang, I sure loved them. Bob xx

    June 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

  4. Those were great! The striped Melissa was excellent as well! Tanks for sharing

    June 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

  5. Navi

    Great shots as always

    June 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

  6. Gorgeous shots! I love the one of the horse, donkey and goat hanging out :) And the wildflowers are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    June 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

  7. A horse, a donkey and a goat walk into a bar . . . . There’s got to be a great bar joke in there somewhere. Glad to see Melissa Not Dusting back. Good stuff.

    June 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

  8. louisva

    All of these photos are beautiful but I must admit, I am still looking for that natural woman in nylons.

    June 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    • melissakoski

      Right below the goat horse and donkey photo. I’m halfway in the tree standing on the woodpile…I was taking a picture of the 3 robin eggs. (:

      June 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      • louisva

        Dagnabit, I hate the thought of an eye test the next time I need to go for a driver’s license!

        June 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm

  9. It’s amazing how quickly the life cycle takes place up north: empty nest, eggs, then hatchlings, all in a matter of seconds. It must be because of the shorter warm-weather seasons, right?

    June 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    • louisva

      Hey bud,
      I lived in Anchorage for first, second, and third grade. It was hard for me to understand why I had to go to bed when the sun was still up @ 10PM. We had some pretty good gardening up there because the daylight hours were so long. On the other hand, I disliked going to school in the dark and coming home in the dark.

      June 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

  10. That’s some variety of photos. As one commenter said, nature up there has to take advantage of the relatively short warm season.

    June 16, 2013 at 10:46 am

  11. Great photos indeed.

    August 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

  12. Your photography is exceptional! I really enjoyed them all! Have a great Christmas !

    December 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

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