Illustration - Female wild turkey with young, from Birds of America by John James Audubon
Benjamin Franklin in a letter to his daughter, January 26, 1784:
"For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk [osprey]; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him...
...For in Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on." ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Greater Mohican Audubon Society shared Black River Watershed's photo.
Sounds like a great program. The public and our government officials don't seem to understand the extent of damage invasive vegetation causes. ... See MoreSee Less
Lorain County Ohio Government in Partnership with the Great Lakes Restoration Iniative, Lorain County General Health District, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District, @Black River AOC, Coldwater Consulting and the Lorain County Stormwater Management District are providing a half day training on controlling invasive species. Spots are still available for either day, December 9 or December 10 at the Lorain County Transportation & Community Center from 8am to Noon. This event is at no cost with RSVP to be made to Duane Cribley at email@example.com or call 440-284-3203.
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