Turkey Tales

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It’s the end of November, so many folks’ thoughts are turning to turkey. Domestic turkeys have a reputation for being docile and foolish, but their ancestral stock, the wild turkey, is anything but. Canny and quick, wild turkeys have always challenged hunters, … Continued

ZNE Gone Fishin’

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On a sunny early October day, ZNE’s Field Conservation staff conducted a unique survey at an urban park in Boston. Department Director Bryan Windmiller and Field Conservationist John Berkholtz visited a spring-fed pond where the state-Threatened threespine stickleback fish makes its home.  This small fish, about 1.5 to 2.5 in long, has three dorsal spines (hence the name) as well as two pelvic spines.  This species … Continued