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Naturalist Marianne Talkin’ Turkey in November

Published: 10.24.2023

Meet the one critter that’s on everyone’s Thanksgiving guest list, and enjoy a morning hike in Russell Forest.

Wildlife Presentations

Let’s Talk Turkey
Saturday, November 11 – 10am-2pm
Saturday, November 25 – 10am-2pm
Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads

LIVE TURKEYS of the domestic variety will be at the Naturalist’s Cabin for some serious turkey talk. In addition to the birds of honor, an assortment of items left behind by the Eastern Wild Turkey will be available for handling and instruction. Turkeys have interesting features including caruncles, a snood, spurs and a beard! Listen to turkey calls and practice your own. Take a selfie with a friendly live turkey! The whole family will enjoy watching the star of Thanksgiving strut its stuff. Appropriate for all ages. No charge—everyone is welcome!

Guided Nature Tour

Saturday, November 11 – 8am
Meet at Wilson Road Trailhead

Start your day with our Naturalist in Russell Forest as you wander the woods identifying a variety of plant and animal life discoveries. This energetic hike will offer both learning and exercise. Insect repellent will be provided – bring your own drinking water and comfortable shoes. Appropriate for participants ages 5–105.

Registration required! There is a $10 fee for this program. Please contact Naturalist Marianne at 256.496.2710 or [email protected] to inquire and to register.

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