Sunday, November 20, 2011
Illumination in the Flatwoods
Last night I saw the Natural World special, My Life As A Turkey, where naturalist Joe Hutto lived as a wild turkey in the oak hammocks of Florida for more than a year. He learned much from the wild turkeys about living in the present and being keenly aware of one's surroundings. Hutto has written a book about his experience called, Illumination in the Flatwoods, available in book form or on kindle. Don't take my word for it, read the reviews on Amazon, you'll want to purchase the book. (Photo of wild turkey from wikipedia).
The wild turkey was an important food source for many Native American tribes and is a symbol or our present day Thanksgiving celebrations. The turkey feather above I gathered from the ground at my lavender farm which was left by the wild turkeys who used to visit me daily. According to Hutto the wild turkey is also much more intelligent than most folks realize. If you get a chance to see the TV film, do so. You won't be disappointed. Here's a review of the TV movie from Sam Wollaston. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.