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. To female turkeys, however, a strutting male Meleagris gallapavo is nearly irresistible. Birds Bird Love Week turkeys

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Turkey Vultures Get No Respect!

10,000 Birds

The Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura ) is probably one of the most misunderstood birds in North America. link] Then there is the “delta wing posture” when Turkey Vultures face the sun and often preen. Birds Cathartes aura Turkey Vultures vultures

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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. By mid–16th century turkeys were no longer a curiosity and they were seldom mentioned.

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Wild Turkeys Causing Car Accidents

10,000 Birds

What is up with all the frickin’ Wild Turkeys out there? This is the time of year when I tend to see turkeys dead on the side of the road. News stories of turkeys causing car accidents abound around the US right now. Is this turkey contemplating your doom?

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Wild turkey

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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.

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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

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.

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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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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An Eco-Thanksgiving Needs an Organic Turkey

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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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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. Meet the Ocellated Turkey. Peak Turkey?

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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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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.

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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When Turkeys Play Thumb War.

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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 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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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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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).

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Wild Turkey on the 4th of July, or I Am So Patriotic

10,000 Birds

After hanging up my mother mentioned, offhand, that my aunt had a pile of young Wild Turkeys in her yard. Why was I interested in Wild Turkeys on the 4th of July? That and turkeys are just plain cool, especially when you get to see a whole bunch of them at once.

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The Secret Life of Turkeys. ~ Gabbi Magana

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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

On Seeing a Turkey Vulture from My Balcony

10,000 Birds

I had spotted a Turkey Vulture ! Aah, here we go, there’s the bird, TURKEY VULTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the worst picture of a Turkey Vulture you will ever see on this blog What’s the big deal about just another Turkey Vulture ? It was Saturday afternoon.

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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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Lead Now Tour in Turkey.

Elephant Journal

After nearly 200 days on the road, we touch down in Antalya, Turkey for a month of climbing with friends from the USA on the amazing limestone cliffs of Geyik Bayiri. Adventure jon glassberg lead now louder than 11 marmot travel Turkey

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

Environmental Economics

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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. Gobble gobble goo.

Turkey Inaugurates Subsea Tunnel 11 Miles from Major Active Fault

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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

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. Return of the Turkey.

Can You Ever Have Too Many Turkeys?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Citizen science provides opportunities to answer essential questions about how people — and the non-native species we've introduced — affect oak savannas, prairies and streams. Birds & Birding Citizen Science Birding Birds Try This

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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. Five (Taxonomic) Flavors of Wild Turkey. Osceola turkeys.

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.

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. In fact for Turkey, the sooner, the better he urged.

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

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.

Taksim Protest Not Just About Turkey’s Trees at Gezi Park

Green Prophet

And the elephant in the Square may be Turkey’s muzzled media, which is unable to report on it all. There are more journalists in jail in Turkey today than in any other country , and penalties are steep for broadcasting state-sensitive stories.

Polygamous foreigners can glean from Turkey’s one wife law

Green Prophet

Polygamous Arab men who buy property in Turkey must choose just one of their brides to carry over the threshold; polygamy isn’t legal in this country which grants residency permits to just one wife. They will feel worse if Arab men come to Turkey to live with their all wives,” he said.

Turkey’s First Green Lifestyle Website Ye?ilist, Now Bilingual

Green Prophet

Living in Turkey and curious about where to find your nearest organic market? ilist is Turkey’s first online guide to greener, more sustainable choices at the consumer level. Turkey’s Green Roots. Turkey’s Green Reach.

Turkey’s Largest Wind Plant to Power 170,000 Homes

Green Prophet

Turkey’s largest wind power plant has broken ground and is expected to generate enough clean energy to electrify up to 170,000 homes. The €153 million Bares plant is owned by Enerjisa , a joint venture between Turkey’s Sabanc?

Darwin Clashes With the Koran in Turkey

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Internet filters against evolution: Evolutionary biologists find it increasingly harder to work in Turkey. Business & Politics Travel & Nature Education environmental education evolution Turkey