Headed back up north after a really nice meeting in the Lower Rio Grande Valley with the other urban biologists.
Wanted to explore some of the nature trails of Sablatura Park in Banquete. Enjoyed it here, but I did get a flat tire -- someone left out some nails, I suppose. :-/ Worth it -- saw some nice organisms. :)
Four wild turkey grazing during mid-day in Joelton, TN.
The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of Wild Turkey (not the related Ocellated Turkey). Although native to North America, the turkey probably got its name due to the domesticated variety being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Levant via Spain. The British at...