Spring Turkey Time

Turkey Tracks: March 16, 2021

Spring Turkey Time

Turkeys love my woods.

It has something to do with the orientation of my woods and my hill to the sun, which warms the hill all year.

Turkeys used to hang out here all winter—30 or more of them around the house was not at all unusual.

AC doggie does not permit them in his territory though.

I woke this morning to AC telling me there were turkeys in our woods.

There were—and there was mating going on.

The large band breaks apart as the breeding cycle begins—and the males start to court the females and to assemble their small breeding groups.

Friend Marsha Smith sent me a nice pic of a male turkey in her yard who had puffed himself up to attract a female. You can see his head is starting to turn blue.

She also sent me a picture of one of her Snow Drops blooming.

They can and do survive the brrrr cold we have right now for a few days.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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