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Joe Hutto

Biography

Joe Hutto

Joe Hutto is a nationally recognized naturalist and wildlife artist. He lives in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. He is the award-winning author of ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS, the book that inspired the documentary film My Life As a Turkey.

Joe Hutto

Books by Joe Hutto

by Joe Hutto - Animals , Children's 9-13, Children's Nonfiction, Nature, Nonfiction

After a local farmer left a bowl of wild turkey eggs on Joe Hutto’s front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. Deep in the wilds of Florida’s Flatlands, Hutto spent each day living as a turkey mother, taking on the full-time job of raising sixteen turkey chicks. For two years, Hutto dutifully cared for his family, roosting with them, taking them foraging and immersing himself in their world. In return, they taught him how to see the world through their eyes. Here is the remarkable true story of a man with a singular gift to connect with nature.