Talking Turkey

UNITED STATES There’s much more to America’s holiday bird than white and dark meat. (Nat Geo News) Use our great study guide to learn more about the wild turkey! Discussion Ideas “[T]hat big, tasty bird has left a significant mark on history, science, language, and culture,” according to the fun Nat Geo news article. Does “talking turkey” inspire inquiry?   “The Social Order of Turkeys,” … Continue reading Talking Turkey

Creature Feature: Wild Turkey

What bird is native to North America and has a distinctive gobble call? Today’s featured creature, of course! Today we’re highlighting the wild turkey in celebration of Thanksgiving. Fast Facts Scientific Name: Meleagris gallopavo Family Name:  Phasianidae Classification: Bird Habitat:  Woodlands Diet: Omnivore (Favorite foods include: plants and animals, including nuts, seeds, fruits, insects, and even salamanders!) Size: Body, 3.6 to 3.8 ft; wingspan, 4.1 to 4.8 ft Weight: 5.5 to 18.8 lbs Average … Continue reading Creature Feature: Wild Turkey