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Original Acrylic

Image Size: 12" x 24"

Giclee Prints

Canvas Board  $175.00

Image Size: 12" x 24"
Edition Size: 125

Allow six weeks for delivery of prints.
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Spruce Grouse are sometimes referred to as “Fool’s Hens”.  This is because of there seemingly tame nature that allows humans to approach them very closely.  The bird’s origins in the more secluded north did not include many human beings.  Unfortunately this lack of experience with humans makes the bird very trusting.  This quirk has made Spruce Grouse rare in the northern states where a few can still be found. 

The male depicted in this painting is displaying for his potential mate.  Unlike the Ruffed Grouse, Spruce Grouse do not drum, but rather puff up more like a male turkey, strutting and prancing.  During this mating ritual, they make vocalizations similar to that of rustling cloth.

“Bird’s Eye View of North Country Trail” is the fourth in a series of paintings done to portray the spirit and beauty of Tahquamenon Park.  The background depicted in this painting can be viewed from the hiking this popular U.P. trail that weaves through the park.  - Kim Diment

 

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