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  • Turkey tango

    Two male turkeys tussle, oblivious of the photographer capturing their dance.

    Two male turkeys tussle, oblivious of the photographer capturing their dance.

    Photos by Susan Post

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  • Editor’s note:
    This is an excerpt from “Curious encounters with the natural world: From grumpy spiders to hidden tigers,” a new book by Illinois Natural History Survey educators, wildlife photographers and researchers Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post. The book is now available from the University of Illinois Press. The authors will present the book and give a talk in the Auditorium of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, on Sept. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. The INHS is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I.

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