Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Scientific Name: 
Meleagris gallopavo

The Wild Turkey is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the Galliformes family, which includes other game birds like quail, grouse and pheasant.

Adult male turkeys average 12 to 24 pounds, but can weigh as much as 30 pounds or more. Their wingspan of a male can range from 48 to 56 inches. Female turkeys are smaller than males. Despite their large size, turkeys are good fliers and can be spotted perched in trees.

Habitat: 
Wild turkeys prefer open woods and brush areas where they can forage for food.
Diet: 
Turkeys are omnivores and forage on the ground for seeds, berries and insects.
Range: 
The range of the wild turkey includes most of the Midwest and Eastern United States.
Range Map: 

Goose Creek State Park

Size: 
1327 acres

Location

Goose Creek State Park
2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889
United States
Phone: (252) 923-2191
35° 33' 37.5804" N, 77° 2' 4.524" W

Goose Creek State Park is located in Washington, North Carolina and protects coastal plain near Pamlico Sound.

Goose Creek State Park is open year round and offers plenty of opportunities for family outdoor recreation. Families can enjoy fishing for bluegill, yellow and white perch and largemouth bass. Motorboats, sailboats and paddle boats are allowed on the waters and a boat ramp at Dinah's Landing provides access.

Pinnacles National Park

Size: 
26606 acres

Location

Pinnacles National Park
5000 Hwy 146
Paicines, CA 95043
United States
Phone: (831) 389-4486
36° 29' 13.1388" N, 121° 12' 48.852" W

Pinnacles National Park is located in San Benito & Monterey Counties, California. President Theodore Roosevelt established Pinnacles National Monument in 1906 and was designated a National Park by legislation President Barack Obama signed into law on January 10, 2013. This legislation established Pinnacles as Califonia's ninth national park.

Kittatinny Valley State Park

Size: 
5656 acres

Location

Kittatinny Valley State Park
4 Lake Aeroflex Road
Newton, NJ 07860
United States
Phone: (973) 786-6445
41° 0' 38.5092" N, 74° 44' 10.8672" W

Kittatinny Valley State Park is located near Andover, New Jersey and is known for its glacial lakes and limestone outcroppings amongst the Kittatinny Mountains. The area is also known as the Great Valley and outside of the park is largely agricultural land. The park itself has varied terrain, including fields, lakes, swamps and mountains.

Stone State Park

Size: 
1322 acres

Location

Stone State Park
5001 Talbot Road
Sioux City, IA 51103
United States
Phone: (712) 255-4698
42° 32' 50.3052" N, 96° 27' 10.5156" W

Amongst the Loess Hills in western Iowa is Stone State Park. The park is located in the northwestern corner of Sioux City and is considered an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is named for Thomas Jefferson Stone who purchased the Talbot Farm to develop into a park. The land was later sold to Sioux City, who, in turn, sold it to the state of Iowa.