24 January 2010

Reviving an Old Post about Cemetery Critters (GYRabbit Carnival)

The topic for the next Graveyard Rabbit Carnival is "cemetery critters." I was reluctant to participate because my best critter find actually took place more than a year ago, and I've already blogged about it. Then I decided my wonderfully tolerant readers wouldn't mind seeing it again. And if you missed it the first time around, well, it's new to you! Here is a rerun of a post originally created 20 December 2008:

Wild Turkeys at Beech Springs Cemetery: Once again, the work of a fellow Graveyard Rabbit provides inspiration for a post to this blog. Mr. Morgan at the Central Florida Graveyard Rabbit composed Graveyard Wildlife, an article about an active bald eagle nest in a downtown Orlando cemetery. This reminded me of a visit I made this past summer to Beech Springs Methodist Church Cemetery in Twiggs County, Georgia that had several young wild turkeys running through it. They were hanging around the church sign when I pulled up. I thought they would surely run from me, but they didn't. I took a couple photos before I even stepped out of the car.

I also attempted to capture them on video:

If my memory had served me better a month ago, this would have been a nice Thanksgiving Day post! *Sigh* I thank Mr. Morgan for reminding me of my own graveyard wildlife, nonetheless.

If you are interested in learning more about this Beech Springs Cemetery, seeing more video from the cemetery, and connecting to more burials information, please visit my August 2008 post.


Gale Wall said...

Love it. Living in south central, somewhat, rural Kansas, it's no big deal to see wild turkeys on the side of the road. They DO NOT move out of the roadway. Funny what we do see LIVING among the DEAD. Also, I didn't see your email [short on time], will you please contact me at digitalcemeterywalk@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Elmwood St Joseph in Iowa has flocks of Canada geese in residence year-round. I think this is intentional, since the cemetery has a good-sized pond.

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