Hey, Turkey! A history of the wild turkey in North America

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard Hey, Turkey! Ol’ Ben Franklin sure didn’t know what he was talking about when he suggested the wild turkey for our national symbol. He thought it was a proud bird of the forest, while the bald eagle was a lowly scavenger which stole food from other birds. The turkey, he claimed, was more typical of…

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