Learn more about wild turkey!
Mallows Bay is a great place to see ospreys, eagles, and songbirds. But did you know it’s also home to the Eastern wild turkey? Turkeys live in forests to roost and make nests. They use grassy fields, like this one, to find insects to eat. In the last 50 years, Maryland’s wild turkey population has made a huge comeback. With more natural areas like Mallows Bay Park, they now have a thriving population in Southern Maryland.
A wild turkey shows off its tail feathers for the camera (Courtesy of Maryland DNR).
Keep your eyes out for turkeys as you pass by this meadow along the Nature Loop (NOAA).