Sunday, May 20, 2007
Where Have All the
Flowers Bees Gone?
And, Baby Turkey Sighting
It is a curious phenomena. I can't say that I've seen a single honey bee this year although I spend a lot of time outside. I've planted flower gardens, a vegetable garden and mow my yard weekly. Weird. I'm not sure I've even seen a wasp or hornet either.
A sight I did get the pleasure of the other day was a wild turkey with about 10 chicks. Driving down a residential straight on the outskirts of Maysville, the car in front of me suddenly stopped. Perplexed, but being an extremely safe driver, I stopped also. First, I saw an adult wild turkey walk from in front of the other car. Then the chicks followed behind. They couldn't have been more that a few days old. As they walked into the grass on the other side of the roads, the chicks' heads barely raised above the blades of grass.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get my digital camera out in time to snap a picture. Judging from these pictures, I am correct in that the "poults," as it turns out they are called, are quite young. Quite a sight.
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