Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris
) reintroduction in Ontario is a huge success story. Not so many years ago the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
, working with the Ministry of Natural Resources, started the process of releasing wild turkeys from the US into suitable Ontario habitat. (Here are links to a couple
about the program.) The birds took off! Or rather, stayed, and were fruitful multipliers.In my uncle's yard, Woodview, Ontario (north of Peterborough)
The picture shows just a few of the forty or more birds my uncle was seeing every day. I don't see turkeys in these numbers in Thomasburg, but as I travel back and forth to Prince Edward County every week I almost always see at least one flock somewhere along the way.
Thanks to Don Wood for the photograph.
Nice to read a good news story Pamela
Did they cross the border to escape the US Thanksgiving? All joking aside, awesome that they're doing so well.
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