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Turkeys

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Wild turkeys, once nearly extinct in Maryland, are back, and at least one wild turkey roams the property at Irvine.

The resurgence of this iconic American bird is especially gratifying this time of year, when the perfume of roasted turkey fills our homes as we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.

W. Brooks Paternotte took the helm of Irvine Nature Center as executive director in July 2013 and immediately began building on the strong 35-year foundation. Brooks is a Baltimore native who was a teacher, coach, advisor, dean and Head of the Middle School during his 13 years at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore. He is also an instructor and ambassador of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and is a Leave No Trace Master, as well as an avid outdoorsman and a features writer for FlyLife Magazine.
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