Around 1900, wild turkeys in North America were verging on extinction.  Thirty five years ago, there were only about 1.5 million of them in North America.  They have been on the continued upswing – today, there are about 7.5 million of them.  They are very cool – they can run up to 18 miles an hour and fly at 55.  We have a couple of gangs of them on the farm and it does my heart good every time I see them.  Here, one of the gangs feasts on recently dropped dogwood berries.