Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Posts tagged “woods

the fall of Fall….

There are a few repeat photos in this blog, but since the last few years’ worth of photos were deleted I’m reposting the photos.

It’s a busy time of year full of dance practice until 9 and homework until 11. It’s dark by dinner and cold enough for snow. My fingers are so cold they no longer react with the touch screen on my phone.

A praying mantis with one antennae. One of the things I love about photography is the ability to observe things in detail. Making these discoveries, which usually involve a missing leg or antennae, are thrilling to me.

A praying mantis with one antennae. One of the things I love about photography is the ability to observe things in detail. Making these discoveries, which usually involve a missing leg or antennae, are thrilling to me.

A daddy long leg.

A daddy long leg.

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Do you say weathervane or weathercock?

A pheasant weather vane.

The ritual tearing through the woods.

The woodshed and the barn the fox favors.


trespassing

I took a wonderful walk through the woods Friday morning and saw so many amazing things. I could have stayed out there all day if I thought being surrounded by dead trees in gale force winds and trespassing was wise… and if rubber boots were warmer.

Most of the snow pack melted so it was the perfect morning to look for deer sheds before the raccoons nab them. No luck on finding any antlers though. My daughter was the only one to find any last year.