Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist


I haven’t spotted any deer since last Wednesday, the opening day of the hunting season.

I have spotted the two flocks of toms who swing by regularly. One flock is 4 turkeys strong and the other about 13 members.

My daughter created a turkey fact book last week in school. Her book started with a bang.

Fact #1: Male turkey poop is curved liked a question mark.

Fact #2: Female turkey poop is spiraled.

Check out this rabble-rouser on top of the wall. I wasn't compelled to beat it or spray it with pepper spray despite our differences on the pooping on the patio policy.

Wild turkeys in a peaceful moment. They're usually aggressive and pecking at each other.


11 responses

  1. Melissa, you always surprise and amuse me with your posts. :-)

    I’ll be interested in the rest of the turkey facts your daughter comes up with.

    Happy Monday! ;-)

    BTW, great pictures, too.

    November 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

  2. Great Pics and I love the Turkey Facts!

    November 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

    • melissakoski

      Hi Mike! Leah was so excited to “finally use some of your weird animal facts”. Always good to be a useful parents. (: Hope you’re well!

      November 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

  3. melissakoski

    Thanks Bob! Any big holiday plans for you and your bride?

    November 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

    • No plans. We’ll probably just hang around the house, watch football, etc. Nothing spectacular for us. We have no children, and our nearest relatives are in Michigan. How about you? You having a big Thanksgiving feast??

      November 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      • melissakoski

        We speed across state to Jon’s family on the actual day, (and his mom, while a great cook, does not believe in large portions so the feast part is questionable….) We’ll speed back the next day to celebrate some bdays with my family. Good times and no snow to make travel difficult!

        November 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm

  4. We have a gaggel of them staying in our wetland lot nest door. The turkey poo is not to be handled or played with it contains several contaments according to ” Billy the exterminator!”
    Love Uncle Mike & Aunt Doris

    November 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    • melissakoski

      I just shovel it all up come March (: xoxo

      November 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

  5. A little TMI, daughter child

    November 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    • melissakoski

      Knowing the TMI tipping point has never been a strong suit of mine. Glad to see you liked my post though after finishing reading yours…. you are on fire today. (:

      November 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm


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