The PBS series "Nature" has always been one of my favorite shows. This week they are airing a fascinating documentary about Joe Hutto and a bowl of wild turkey eggs that were left on his front porch by a local farmer. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother.
Some might think that anyone who would give up over a year of his life to raise turkeys in their natural habitat, in this case, the Florida Everglades, might be a little nutty, but this is what Hutto does. He is a scientist, artist, naturalist and observer of wildlife. The photography is incredibly beautiful and very close up.
The show first broadcast last Sunday night, but it is repeating this month and you can find your local time at PBS.org. You can also watch the episode on your computer. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!