Let’s talk turkey

Gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, and gobble! Well, I did say talk turkey and in their native language.

So did Benjamin Franklin really want the turkey as the national emblem? Or was this just another myth taught to us? Apparently, it was just a myth. In a letter to his daughter, he questions the choice of the eagle. Why? Because he thought the design choice looked more like a turkey.

Turkey tracks!

Here is a map from 1945. This and the pages below are from a book titled “Principle Game Birds and Mammals of Texas published by Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission”.

Page 15

Pages 16-17

Pages 18-19

Pages 20-21

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Pages 22-23

Pages 24- photos.

There is more than one kind of turkey. In this case, it is the Turkeytail fungus (Trametes versicolor)!

Then there is the Turkey Vulture! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

This tribe helped the Pilgrims survive for their first Thanksgiving. They still regret it 400 years later.

The Science Behind Decorative Gourd Season

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

5 Comments

  1. Sobering article on the “1st thanksgiving” – myth can sure get in the way of realty.

    So wonder if Claire will be inspired to grow all those kinds of gourds?

    1. Makes you think about all the stuff we were taught as kids. And Claire, who knows ;-), but seems like something she would do.

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