Saturday, April 7, 2012
all photos by Jonathan Schechter, Rose Oaks County Park,
March 31, 2012
These photos supplement my Oakland Outdoors hiking column appearing in the April 8th edition of The Oakland Press that profiles the trails and diverse wildlife of Rose Oaks County Park, a 640 acre park managed by Oakland County Parks. The moment I arrived at the park entrance the action began as a pair of Tom turkeys kicked and flapped and fought for the favors of a hen just a few feet inside the park perimeter fence. They are wild turkeys, free to come and go as they please. Read the trail tale in the print edition (or on line on Sunday morning) for more details on the turkey encounter.