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Archive for July 21, 2011

Wild Turkeys


In the heat wave we’re having, humans aren’t  the only creatures looking for relief.  In the middle of the day this hen turkey and her poults sought cooler temperature in the only shade this pasture offered – a small clump of sugar maples and white pines.  They settled in and did some serious preening before ambling off in search of grasshoppers and other insects to eat. The young males will disperse in the fall, while the female poults will remain with their mother until next spring.