When Turkeys Attack

Nature Conservancy - Science

Why are wild turkeys chasing down mail carriers and bicyclists? Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds

Thrilling Turkey Facts

10,000 Birds

With the arrival of another (American) Thanksgiving, it’s time to trot out the turkey facts. This day of thanks is, after all, known as Turkey Day. An overwhelming majority of turkeys polled feel that Thanksgiving is not actually Turkey Day. In fact, it seems a lot more like Anti-Turkey Day. Yes, the Wild Turkey is North America’s largest game bird. Today, there are probably more than 7 million wild turkeys.

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Turkeys Gone Wild

10,000 Birds

Most encounters people have with turkeys either involve a dead, roasted bird on a dinner table or sliced turkey between two pieces of bread. Of course, a live male Wild Turkey isn’t generally considered very attractive to people either, with the big hairy “beard” growing from their chest and caruncles and a snood growing from their featherless head. To female turkeys, however, a strutting male Meleagris gallapavo is nearly irresistible.

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Wild turkey

Environmental Economics

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The Domestic Turkey and the First Thanksgiving

10,000 Birds

This is the time of year that we rightfully contemplate the noble Turkey. I don’t believe, but this is subject to correction, that the wild and domestic Turkey were ever called by different binomials. Photograph of a Wild Turkey at Flatrock Brook Nature Center, in Englewood, New Jersey, by Corey. The Wild Turkey was used as a food source by Native Americans throughout its range, as far as I know, but in Central Mexico, it was domesticated by horticultural people.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Turkeys

Nature Conservancy - Science

A veritable feast of turkey content from our archives. Birds & Birding Birds Wildlife

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Meet the Ocellated Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

An ocellated turkey male. I know: turkeys are hard to avoid this week. Some 45 million will be served on Thanksgiving Day across the United States, to say nothing of turkey decorations, turkey trivia and turkey pardons. Meet the ocellated turkey. Found only on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, the ocellated turkey ( Meleagris ocellata ) certainly bears a resemblance to the American wild turkey.

Turkey Vultures Get No Respect!

10,000 Birds

The Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura ) is probably one of the most misunderstood birds in North America. The adult Turkey Vulture’s head and distal neck is reddish bare skin with blackish bristles, which not only helps keep their heads clean when partaking of a carrion meal, they use that featherless head to help regulate body temperature. link] Then there is the “delta wing posture” when Turkey Vultures face the sun and often preen.

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Can Tourism Save the Ocellated Turkey?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The ocellated turkey is on the brink throughout its range. Can its recovery follow the path of the American wild turkey? Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Endangered Species

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The “Turkeys” of Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

That last little bit is also why we call it “Turkey Day”! In Costa Rica, although I did spend a memorable one years ago in the Osa Peninsula where flocks of parrots flew into the mangroves while we feasted on turkey, pie, and the works, we have no actual Wild Turkeys , nor an official Thanksgiving. BUT, we do have the ecological equivalent of turkeys and this peaceful country is an excellent place to become acquainted with them.

The Ultimate Guide to the Wild Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enjoy our feast of wild turkey facts and trivia. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Natural History Nature Pop

Turkey Talk: 5 Inspiring Ways to Serve the Bird this Thanksgiving.

Elephant Journal

Family Food brine turkey deep-fried turkey how to cook a turkey roast turkey spatchcock turkey thanksgiving thanksgiving feast Thanksgiving recipe thanksgiving turkey tofurkeyWith so many creative ways to prepare it, there is even room for a "kitchen-challenged" cook to shine.

The Fascinating Fall Behavior of Wild Turkeys

Nature Conservancy - Science

Here’s how turkeys will spend Thanksgiving Day. Forget the gobbling and strutting. Birds & Birding Birds Natural History

Taking on Turkeys

10,000 Birds

Many Americans will spend part of their Thanksgiving holiday participating in “Turkey Trot” fun runs, followed by the annual feast at which turkey is the star attraction. But what to do when the turkey fights back? Helpfully, a Massachusetts wildlife biologist quoted in the article recommends standing up to bully turkeys instead of turning tail. Sometimes, though, running from a turkey might be your best bet. To trot, or not to trot?

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Turkey Done Right

Wend Magazine

Wouldn’t it be grand if every turkey Americans ate this past Thursday died like this one? Check out this amazing video about how some of our most responsible farmers give thanks to the turkeys they raise and eat. Click here to view the embedded video. Gobble, gobble. WARNING: This video does contain some graphic content. Related posts: Whale Decomposition is Actually Kind of Enchanting. View from Space: Incredible Timelapse of Earth.

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Hundreds of Disney style palaces lay in ruin in Turkey

Green Prophet

Well some developer in Turkey had their own dream and build a complete suburb of hundreds of palaces, Disney-style, that now lay abandoned in what’s more like a ghost town nightmare. It sheds some light of Turkey’s shift in values to the west, while being steeped in economic woes. Developments without proper planning that do not contextualise the geography and history of their surroundings have exploded in Turkey since.”. Cities Turkey

A Tale of Two Turkeys

Nature Conservancy - Science

The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. With Thanksgiving only two weeks away, it’s time to talk turkey. Actually, two turkeys. The American wild turkey is arguably one of the greatest conservation success stories ever; some argue it’s been far too successful. You don’t have to eat turkey this Thanksgiving to enjoy the bird. The American wild turkey.

Wild Turkeys at Flatrock Brook Nature Center

10,000 Birds

There is a flock of Wild Turkeys that strut around like they own the place and they might very well be right. After all, there is no hunting and while I watched the turkeys they routed a feral cat that dared come near the flock of twelve which consisted of two tom turkeys and ten hens. Never had I enjoyed such a prolonged and close encounter with a flock of Meleagris gallopavo before and I thought folks might like to see the resulting images of the tom turkeys.

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Where To Get a Heritage Turkey

Sustainability Ninja

Organic turkey is a far, far better choice this Thanksgiving, especially compared to the antibiotic-laden turkeys available at your local big box chain grocery store. For the true sustainable Thanksgiving dinner, you must find yourself a heritage turkey. Heritage Turkeys are the true ancestors of the industrial breeds of turkey that comprises 99.99% of the supermarket turkeys you see stacked by the hundreds at the grocery store.

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Ceramic tile factory Turkey produces roof tiles as bird shelters

Green Prophet

Go travelling to Turkey and you will be either be taken to a dozen pottery factories or a dozen shops to buy a carpet. Going back from ancient Ottoman traditions of building mansions for birds, a tile factory Hitit Terra in Turkey had a new idea: turn some of the tiles for roofs into nesting boxes for birds. The post Ceramic tile factory Turkey produces roof tiles as bird shelters appeared first on Green Prophet.

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Tracing the Wild Origins of the Domestic Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

What are the wild origins of our domestic turkey – and who did the domesticating? It’s a remarkable story that includes a lost turkey subspecies. Birds & Birding Agriculture Birds Genetics Nature + People

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Turkeys Gone Wild!

10,000 Birds

Watch out for Wild Turkeys going wild in western Michigan! It seems that they have taken to crashing through windows and windshields. Though, as the news report points out, it is likely just because it is their breeding season and the hormones are getting to them… a. Asides

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The Great Turkey Shuffle: How Restoration Has Changed Gobbler Genetics

Nature Conservancy - Science

A wild turkey is released in Wisconsin. Wild turkey reintroductions have been spectacularly successful in restoring the species. But these programs have also been successful in mixing up turkey genetics. Today, determining turkey subspecies requires the skills of a wildlife CSI team. To understand why, let’s take a look at the history of turkey restoration and how it has shuffled the deck for turkey taxonomy. Five (Taxonomic) Flavors of Wild Turkey.

An Eco-Thanksgiving Needs an Organic Turkey

Green Furniture Home Design

It goes without saying that the star of the Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey. Your local big-box grocery store is likely packed to the brim with ready-to-roast turkeys, and of course that seems like the easiest route. The best place to get your turkey is from the turkey farm closest to your home. This way, the turkey hasn’t been shipped hundreds of miles in a gas-guzzling truck, and has gone through less storage and freezing.

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Idlewild Wines: Flora & Fauna Red Wine (2018)

10,000 Birds

For many of us, even the traditional centerpiece bird of the day – the domesticated Wild Turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo ) – will be downsized or even swapped out of the menu altogether.

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Turkeys Are What They Eat: Weird and Adaptable

Nature Conservancy - Science

As many of us in the United States prepare to eat turkey, let’s take a look at what wild turkeys eat. The list might surprise you, and their dietary choices may help us figure out what the future holds for wild turkeys. Like that certain uncle at your holiday dinner, wild turkeys will eat just about anything that fits into their mouths. The Great Turkey Shuffle: How Restoration Has Changed Gobbler Genetics. Meet the Ocellated Turkey. Peak Turkey?

Adopt a Turkey?

Green Earth Journey

Would you rather adopt a turkey than eat a turkey? Or maybe you just want to feel better about eating a turkey? Either way, here is an option for you! Click HERE Labels: holiday, did you know

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Turkey Inaugurates Subsea Tunnel 11 Miles from Major Active Fault

Green Prophet

Turkey inaugurated the Marmaray undersea railway tunnel on Tuesday, linking Europe and Asia. Cities Bosporus tunnel Istanbul Marmaray Tunnel Turkey undersea tunnel in turkey urban planning in turkey An Ottoman sultan’s dream finally realized, the project has sparked criticism in part because it was built just 11 miles from one of the most seismically active earthquake zones on earth – the North Anatolian fault. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an

Wild Turkey Restoration: The Greatest Conservation Success Story?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. The restoration of the American wild turkey may be the greatest wildlife conservation success story. Consider this: many conservationists once thought turkeys would go extinct. Rampant poaching and habitat destruction offered little hope for the wild turkey’s future. Return of the Turkey. ” Attack of the turkeys?

When Turkeys Play Thumb War.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today food restrictions gratitude sustainable eating thanksgiving Turkey vegan thanksgivingRegardless of who makes it on the table this year and how you shake up the menu or slather on tradition, know this.

Turkeys Are the New Kittens: Seriously Adorable Videos

Eco Chic

I was just distracted by this impossibly cute baby turkey. Turkeys are bringing some serious cuteness to the world of animal videos. In this adorable video from Farm Sanctuary , some rescued baby turkeys go outside for the first time after their rescue. These turkeys were left in a box outside of Farm Sanctuary. In a slaughterhouse, you can do whatever you want to a turkey. Dust baths are how many birds, including turkeys, clean themselves.

World’s longest undersea water pipeline uniting Turkey to Cyprus

Green Prophet

Turkey has started constructing what will be the world’s longest undersea water pipeline. The divided island is one of the most water-stressed places on Earth, and Turkey and Turkish Cypriots in the north have bickered with Cyprus over offshore natural gas discoveries recently. Meanwhile, Turkey also plans on sending over a subsea transmission line to its northern parts as well. Green Tech and Gadgets Cyprus desalination Turkey water

5 of Turkey’s Most Unsustainable Development Projects

Green Prophet

Turkey’s Taksim square protest flared up last week when police took drastic measures to clear activists from Gezi Park- slated for destruction to make way for yet another shopping center. Turkey Opens up Property Laws to Foreigners. Turkey has plans to clear 4.1 This change has opened Turkey to an explosion of new development projects that put whole communities at risk.

The Secret Life of Turkeys. ~ Gabbi Magana

Elephant Journal

Turkeys do not belong on our table. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food conscious conscious living secret life thanks giving Turkey vegan

Tens of Thousands Protest for Nature in Turkey

Green Prophet

The social protests currently sweeping through Turkey started with a dozen men and women who parked their tents in Gezi Park – one of the last remaining green spaces in central Istanbul – to protest a shopping mall development. Now, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across Turkey – from Ankara to Izmir – despite a violent government crackdown.

Turkey Goes Ahead With Nuclear Reactors

Green Prophet

Forty years in the making: Turkey still intent on building the country’s first nuclear reactor on this serene spot on the Mediterranean Coast. Earlier this week Israel announced it would continue planning for a nuclear reactor in the Negev Desert, Australia offered uranium to the United Arab Emirates , and now Turkey, the People’s Daily of China reports, is going ahead with the construction of its first nuclear reactor, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.

Alec Baldwin wants turkey-less Thanksgiving, ignores other animals

Eccorazzi

Time was eager to share Alec Baldwin’s work advocating for Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey project, even though it inappropriately puts the spotlight on only one of the cruel Thanksgiving traditions we are told to participate in (not to mention the holiday itself). Baldwin attempts to relate people to how a turkey can have dog-like characteristics, and makes himself seem more down to earth by talking about how he too doesn’t like to think about things that make him feel bad.

On Seeing a Turkey Vulture from My Balcony

10,000 Birds

I had spotted a Turkey Vulture ! Well, I had looked out the sliding glass door that leads to my balcony and spotted a large bird that seemed to have the flight pattern of a Turkey Vulture but I needed to drop the darned phone and grab the binoculars that live near the door for exactly this purpose. Aah, here we go, there’s the bird, TURKEY VULTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had, up until that moment, never seen a Turkey Vulture in Queens. It was Saturday afternoon.

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It’s Time to Talk Turkey

Environmental News Network

I wish turkey. Most people know that Benjamin Franklin had wanted the Turkey to the Official Bird of the United States. We are instead represented by the Bald Eagle, a bird that is less intelligent and lacks the “moral character” held by the turkey. Wild turkeys hold themselves with an awkward dignity that most people only get a chance to admire during Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, domesticated turkeys don’t get to live with such dignity. Gobble gobble goo.

Talking Turkey (Vulture): Great Quotes about Vultures

10,000 Birds

Rather than go into great detail about a variety of vultures as we have in the past, I tracked down five great quotes about Turkey Vultures , or, at least, five quotes that are either about Turkey Vultures or generically about vultures. Today is International Vulture Awareness Day !

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Darwin Clashes With the Koran in Turkey

Green Prophet

Internet filters against evolution: Evolutionary biologists find it increasingly harder to work in Turkey. But few religious fundamentalists in Turkey are willing to try the same: On November 22, the Turkish government instituted a new “Secure Internet” filtering system in the country. Business & Politics Travel & Nature Education environmental education evolution Turkey

Paul McCartney Urges Turkey-less Thanksgiving

Eccorazzi

”Say No, Thanks to Turkey,” the ad says. “Go Read More The post Paul McCartney Urges Turkey-less Thanksgiving appeared first on Ecorazzi. Paul McCartney stars in a new Thanksgiving ad for PETA – and as you would expect, it’s all about saving the birds. Animals Causes Featured News Vegan paul mccartney

Political Calculations: "No, The U.S. Has Not Hit 'Peak Turkey'" (nor was there a "great turkey stagnation") #relief

Environmental Economics

via politicalcalculations.blogspot.com

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