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Looking For Wild Turkeys In DuPage County

DuPage Forest Preserve Senior Ranger David Sima (left) and First Light host Brian O’Keefe went looking for wild turkeys at St. James Farm in west Wheaton

DuPage Forest Preserve Senior Ranger David Sima (left) and First Light host Brian O’Keefe went looking for wild turkeys at St. James Farm in west Wheaton

This week, First Light host Brian O’Keefe went into the woods with DuPage Forest Preserve ranger David Sima. It has become increasingly common over the past 10 to 15 years for people to encounter wild turkeys in a number of forest preserves. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, David and Brian met at the St. James Farm Forest Preserve in west Wheaton in hopes of finding one of the county’s flocks of wild turkeys

There are wild turkeys in the DuPage Forest Preserves, but Forest Preserve Senior Ranger David Sima and First Light host Brian O’Keefe weren’t able to find them

There are wild turkeys in the DuPage Forest Preserves, but Forest Preserve Senior Ranger David Sima and First Light host Brian O’Keefe weren’t able to find them

They're Wily...And They're Everywhere

photo courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage

photo courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage

Periodically at First Light, host Brian O'Keefe goes ‘Into The Woods’ to bring you a story about the local floral and fauna, you know the flowers, plants, insects, and critters that call this region home. This week, Brian stopped by the DuPage Forest Preserve District’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn.

photo courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage

photo courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage