My Life as a Turkey

Sketches from the Flatwoods

Joe Hutto is a nationally recognized naturalist and wildlife artist. During his time as a turkey mother, Hutto created a series of illustrations documenting his time with his chicks. Here’s a selection of sketches, featured in Hutto’s Illumination in the Flatwoods, the book that inspired the film.

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SnakeIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Male TurkeyIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Turkey ChicksIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Turkey Wing DiagramIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
TurkeyIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
FloraIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Turkey FeatherIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
FloraIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Turkey FaceIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Map of the FlatwoodsIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Map of the FlatwoodsIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Turkey ChickIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Turkey ChickIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Young TurkeyIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.
Joe Hutto with His TurkeysIllustrations by Joe Hutto from his book ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS. Copyright (c) 1995 by Joe Hutto. Used by permission of the publisher, Lyons Press.