Going Green

Monday, November 19, 2007

It's a Wild Turkey Invasion!

This is a great example of a conservation effort that has worked. I see wild turkeys nearly everywhere that I travel.

Wild Turkeys Invading Suburban U.S.

Brian Handwerkfor National Geographic News
November 19, 2007

The Pilgrims found New England in the 1600s to be well stocked with wild turkeys, which figured into their regular diet, including the original Thanksgiving feast.

But by the 1930s the native birds had been hunted to near extinction in North America, numbering only in the tens of thousands.

Today, thanks to reintroduction efforts, there are about seven million wild turkeys, and they are thriving in...(complete article here).

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