Event - Creature Feature
Turkey Talk Creature FeatureNovember 16, 2013, 10:00am
Saturday, November 16
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Activities are free with Museum Admission.
Ben Franklin thought the turkey would make a great national symbol. What do you think? Get up close to a wild turkey, and gobble about their traits, to decide for yourself!
When a turkey is frightened, it makes a "turk, turk, turk" noise.
Male turkeys display the ruffled feathers, fanlike tail, bare head, and bright beard commonly associated with these birds. They also gobble with a distinctive sound that can be heard a mile (a kilometer and a half) away.
Turkeys will usually spend the winter together in separate flocks, the hens in one and the toms in another.
Creature Features are supported The Guild of Discovery Place Inc. and Charlotte Nature Museum. Programming includes crafts, puppet shows and storytelling.