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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/8977/artist/1481/artwork/madera-canyon-gobbler-10063">Madera Canyon Gobbler</a>" by Anne Peyton | United States

Madera Canyon Gobbler

Wallhanging by Anne Peyton
20.00" H x 16.00" W
Year Completed:
Wild Turkey
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Artist will donate 25% to Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation from sale of this work.
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Price: $3,700 USD
Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, Arizona, is one of the state’s most reliable places to observe wild turkeys. In late afternoon, they often come to the bird feeding area at the Santa Rita Lodge to see what food they can find scattered under the bird feeders. Over the course of the day, the smaller birds have spilled many seeds onto the ground. I have seen as many as thirty of these beautiful turkeys milling under the bird feeders. Occasionally, one of these large birds will fly up onto a feeder. It’s quite comedic to see a bird of that size on a feeder designed for much smaller birds. Wild turkeys are a conservation success story in Arizona. Because of careful wildlife management, the Gould’s wild turkeys, which were once extirpated from the southern mountains, have now made a comeback and are once again seen with regularity in the Sky Islands.



Madera Canyon Gobbler | Wallhanging by Anne Peyton | Artists for Conservation 2019

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