Last week I talked about holding a wild turkey program in the park. The weather was beautiful on Saturday. I had 13 participants. On Friday I went in search of the turkeys within the park and found them without any problem. I watched and followed them for a little while. And was hopeful they would be around the same area the next day.
The kids all made a home-made turkey call out of yarn, beads, stirring straws and feathers. They had fun practicing the cluck of the female.
We saw their scat (male), and a lot of tracks; one kid found a feather. But no turkeys. They were smarter than we were that day. Of course, that's not so hard to achieve.
But in celebration of the coming holiday, I have included two pictures of the turkeys in the park. My goal is to one day capture one strutting, with his big tail fanned out.
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