Quite a surprising sighting in our own backyard when I got home from my studio yesterday: 3 wild turkeys! While we don’t live in downtown Denver, we do live a block from Cheesman Park and the Denver Botanic Gardens, which is a pretty densely populated neighborhood about 1.5 miles from downtown. I’ve never seen a wild turkey in Colorado, much less in Denver, but there they were. After flying from our carriage house into our neighbor’s backyard, I last saw them running up the sidewalk towards the Botanic Gardens.
I guess it pays to keep my eyes open, because I never would have believed this!