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While digging up plants in the yard that are growing under bushes I discovered a snake skin. Pretty sure it's a garter snake. Looks like it found the perfect place to rub its skin off. When they shed the skin splits at the mouth and ends up inside out when they are done. When our snakes shed at the nature center we always check the eyes to make sure it shed completely. Looks like this one shed perfect!
While digging up plants in the yard that are growing under bushes I discovered a snake skin. Pretty sure it's a garter snake. Looks like it found the perfect place to rub its skin off. When they shed the skin splits at the mouth and ends up inside out when they are done. When our snakes shed at the nature center we always check the eyes to make sure it shed completely. Looks like this one shed perfect!
Baltimore Oriole nests are suspended from a branch and look like a pouch.  It can be made of grass, bark, plant stems, grapevines, fur, string, or whatever they can find. #birdsandblooms #birdphotography #birding #puremichigan #michigan #birds #birdsandblooms #audubon #audubonsociety #michiganaudubon #michiganbirds #michiganwildlife #wildlife #nest #oriole #baltimoreoriole #birdnest #outdoors #outdoorphotography #hiking #grandhaven #eastgrandriverpark #nature #natureisneat #naturephotography
Baltimore Oriole nests are suspended from a branch and look like a pouch. It can be made of grass, bark, plant stems, grapevines, fur, string, or whatever they can find. #birdsandblooms  #birdphotography  #birding  #puremichigan  #michigan  #birds  #birdsandblooms  #audubon  #audubonsociety  #michiganaudubon  #michiganbirds  #michiganwildlife  #wildlife  #nest  #oriole  #baltimoreoriole  #birdnest  #outdoors  #outdoorphotography  #hiking  #grandhaven  #eastgrandriverpark  #nature  #natureisneat  #naturephotography 
I keep crossing my fingers that these eggs will hatch soon without any disturbance from the house sparrows in the yard. The last batch of bluebird eggs got cracked open. It's been 12 days, and incubation may take up to 18 days. 🀞
I keep crossing my fingers that these eggs will hatch soon without any disturbance from the house sparrows in the yard. The last batch of bluebird eggs got cracked open. It's been 12 days, and incubation may take up to 18 days. 🀞
Such an amazing photo of two Tree Swallows taken in Kensington Metropark by local Wildlife Photographer, Len Woods. Thanks for letting me repost, @lenwoods42!
Such an amazing photo of two Tree Swallows taken in Kensington Metropark by local Wildlife Photographer, Len Woods. Thanks for letting me repost, @lenwoods42!
It's baby season πŸ™„  This little guy lost his mother and wandered from his nest and siblings, I am experienced in caring for wildlife and am now bottle feeding and caring for him  #13stripedgroundsquirrel #babyanimal #groundsquirrel #wildlife #cute #baby #thirteenlinedgtoundsquirrel #michiganwildlife #bottlefeeding
A Tern out for lunch
A Tern out for lunch
Milkweed is blooming #olloclip
Baby muskrat 😍
Baby muskrat 😍
Caught this Swallowtail Caterpillar hanging out on the celery at work today! #thisisou #michiganwildlife #organicfarming #caterpillar
Getting an early start for the night #raccoon #michiganwildlife
I was driving down a dirt road when I drove by a herd of deer. I turned into a driveway to turn around (to take pictures of them, duh) and staring at me from the middle of the driveway was this baby. 😭 Thanks, Universe 😍😍 It's so grainy and out of focus but oh well, I love it!
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If you come across a fawn (not in distress), leave it alone! The mother is close by and will return.
#fawn #deer #whitetail #michiganwildlife #michigan #friendnotfood #choosecompassion #compassion #vegan #vegansofig #veganphotographer #crueltyfree #someonenotsomething #voiceforthevoiceless #goldenhour #fortheanimals  #animalphotography #babyanimals #ig_cutestanimals #rural_love #animal_captures #animalportrait #animalphotographer #naturephotography #nature_brilliance #nothingisordinary #ig_countryside #michiganbackroads #FINDDANI
I was driving down a dirt road when I drove by a herd of deer. I turned into a driveway to turn around (to take pictures of them, duh) and staring at me from the middle of the driveway was this baby. 😭 Thanks, Universe 😍😍 It's so grainy and out of focus but oh well, I love it! . . . If you come across a fawn (not in distress), leave it alone! The mother is close by and will return. #fawn  #deer  #whitetail  #michiganwildlife  #michigan  #friendnotfood  #choosecompassion  #compassion  #vegan  #vegansofig  #veganphotographer  #crueltyfree  #someonenotsomething  #voiceforthevoiceless  #goldenhour  #fortheanimals  #animalphotography  #babyanimals  #ig_cutestanimals  #rural_love  #animal_captures  #animalportrait  #animalphotographer  #naturephotography  #nature_brilliance  #nothingisordinary  #ig_countryside  #michiganbackroads  #FINDDANI 
I will never figure out all these flowers 😫
I will never figure out all these flowers 😫
Wild (False) Strawberries!
Wild (False) Strawberries!
Not a lot of light this morning, but a singing Brown Thrasher
Not a lot of light this morning, but a singing Brown Thrasher
A northern pearly-eyed butterfly (I think)
A northern pearly-eyed butterfly (I think)
Fishfly season!
Fishfly season!
Today's running Buddy 🐍🐍🐍 #SundayRunday #GladnastyActivities #Snake #PureMichigan #MichiganWildlife
This groovy moth was on the garage window the other night. 
#moths#whitemoths#michiganwildlife #michigan#summernights#creaturesofthenight
I've never seen a bee with purple wings!
#bees#michigan#puremichigan#purple#beesworking#dirt#michiganwildlife#busybees
This is the Blanding's turtle that was tormenting crow yesterday. If you see a large Blanding's turtle out and about it's likely a female looking for a place to lay eggs. They are considered a threatened species in Michigan and are Endangered in many other states. So if you see one that is pretty special. They are losing their habitat and many get hit by cars during egg laying season. They have to survive up to 20 years to even be old enough to reproduce, and compared to a snapper that lays up to 100 eggs they only lay 6-20 eggs. With nest predators that gives them even less of a success rate. I always think about what the turtle may have encountered in its life when you see them this big. How many times has it crossed the road, what has it seen along the way...such as a noisy crow that wanted nothing to do with him πŸ˜‰.
This is the Blanding's turtle that was tormenting crow yesterday. If you see a large Blanding's turtle out and about it's likely a female looking for a place to lay eggs. They are considered a threatened species in Michigan and are Endangered in many other states. So if you see one that is pretty special. They are losing their habitat and many get hit by cars during egg laying season. They have to survive up to 20 years to even be old enough to reproduce, and compared to a snapper that lays up to 100 eggs they only lay 6-20 eggs. With nest predators that gives them even less of a success rate. I always think about what the turtle may have encountered in its life when you see them this big. How many times has it crossed the road, what has it seen along the way...such as a noisy crow that wanted nothing to do with him πŸ˜‰.
Random roadside birth vehicle. Turtle, goose, snake, renegade chicken, or something else? Thoughts? #eggontheroad #ruralmichigan #nikond500 #michiganwildlife #ruralwildlife
I don't know if I've ever seen a better representation of the id of men than a horny squirrel: "Oh hey, here's a new patch of ground. I wonder if there's a way to make it sexual. Yup!" #thethingswedoforlove #boyswillbeboys #foxsquirrel #Sciurusniger #Michiganwildlife #campussquirrels
Hopefully this clip doesn't get me banned. Today's hilarious discovery was that it was SexEd day for the #campussquirrels! I saw half a dozen male squirrels in this section of the Diag waddling about with giant distended testicles and erect penises, laying down spreadeagle to dry hump the daylights out of the ground whenever they were left alone. It's quite a sight, I tell ya. At first I thought they were birthing mothers, what with the odd splayed-joint stance, rhythmic pulsing, and purpleish swelling in the groin area. But the location made no sense for that, and then I realized what I'd taken for a fetus head was actually a bad case of blue balls! Normally they took longer to rub one out than this, but the paparazzi (me) was intruding on this guy's fantasies. Sorry, dude. 
#thethingswedoforlove #boyswillbeboys #foxsquirrel #Sciurusniger #Michiganwildlife
Hopefully this clip doesn't get me banned. Today's hilarious discovery was that it was SexEd day for the #campussquirrels ! I saw half a dozen male squirrels in this section of the Diag waddling about with giant distended testicles and erect penises, laying down spreadeagle to dry hump the daylights out of the ground whenever they were left alone. It's quite a sight, I tell ya. At first I thought they were birthing mothers, what with the odd splayed-joint stance, rhythmic pulsing, and purpleish swelling in the groin area. But the location made no sense for that, and then I realized what I'd taken for a fetus head was actually a bad case of blue balls! Normally they took longer to rub one out than this, but the paparazzi (me) was intruding on this guy's fantasies. Sorry, dude. #thethingswedoforlove  #boyswillbeboys  #foxsquirrel  #Sciurusniger  #Michiganwildlife 
Enjoying my coffee on the deck this morning and heard leaves crunching. I looked down and a pretty doe was watching through the leaves. She let me snap the pic and we both enjoyed the rest of the morning- I sipped my coffee and she munched away. #treehousechalet #michiganwildlife
Enjoying my coffee on the deck this morning and heard leaves crunching. I looked down and a pretty doe was watching through the leaves. She let me snap the pic and we both enjoyed the rest of the morning- I sipped my coffee and she munched away. #treehousechalet  #michiganwildlife 
Was able to spy this old girl laying her eggs #turtlepower #snapper #michiganwildlife #turtlesofinstagram
One of last year's clutch. Found a few minutes after the big one.  Likely mother and offspring.  #Michigan #michiganwildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #easternhognose #hoggie
Unedited pic of one of the two hoggies i just found in my yard.  Big pretty girl!!!! #Michigan #easternhognose #michiganwildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #hoggie #puremichigan
caught this guy trying to invade my territory this morning...just kidding, this is Jackson, he lives in the woods around us.  #deerinmyyard #friends .
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#deer #deerinthecity #backyarddeer #buck #jackson #backyardbuck #foraging #michigan #puremichigan #whitetaildeer #whitetail #michiganwildlife #boy #antlers #sharedspace #myyardisyouryard #nature #wildlife
Been thinking of my dad a lot lately and my hubs woke me up today to show me this beauty outside the window...we shared this stare for a few minutes as he let me take pics.  We named him Jackson almost 2 years ago but haven't seen him since he was little and could just barely see his antler nubs. 😍 #growingup #deerinthecity .
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#deer #deerinmyyard #buck #jackson #friends #nature #wildlife #michigan #puremichigan #whitetaildeer #whitetail #michiganwildlife #boy #antlers #antlersgrowing #peaceful #mydeer #backyard #backyardbuck #backyarddeer #browneyedboy
Been thinking of my dad a lot lately and my hubs woke me up today to show me this beauty outside the window...we shared this stare for a few minutes as he let me take pics. We named him Jackson almost 2 years ago but haven't seen him since he was little and could just barely see his antler nubs. 😍 #growingup  #deerinthecity  . . . #deer  #deerinmyyard  #buck  #jackson  #friends  #nature  #wildlife  #michigan  #puremichigan  #whitetaildeer  #whitetail  #michiganwildlife  #boy  #antlers  #antlersgrowing  #peaceful  #mydeer  #backyard  #backyardbuck  #backyarddeer  #browneyedboy 
Haven't seen this guy yet this year.  Hoping to so i can see if his face healed up.  #scarface #michigan #blueracer #snake #snakes #michiganwildlife #naturephotography #nature #wildlife #coluberconstrictorfoxii #damagedgoods #Puremichigan #outdoors #michiganoutdoors