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Archive for March 6, 2010

Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some photographs I’ve recently taken as well as some of my favorites from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

WILD TURKEYS

It’s been a relatively good winter for turkeys in central Vermont. These birds run better and more often than they fly, and thus are constantly on the move on the ground, foraging largely for insects in the summer, and acorns (221 were found in the crop of one turkey), beechnuts, grass seeds, grapes, apples and other fruits in the winter. For much of the winter they haven’t had to contend with very deep snow, either to walk in or to dig through, and thus have had easier access to nuts and seeds than they usually do.