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Sorry, talk is FULL; registration has closed.as of February 2, 2012, 3 p.m.

CONTACT:
Nashua Public Library: 603-589-4610
Mark Ellingwood: 603-271-2461
January 27, 2012

Free Talk on Wild Turkeys February 2, 2012, in Nashua

male wild turkey displaying

CONCORD, N.H. -- Dewlap? Caruncles? Snood? We’re talking turkey!  Learn about the natural history, habits and habitats of the eastern wild turkey on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 7 p.m., at the Nashua Public Library.

Mark Ellingwood of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will talk about basic turkey biology as well as the state’s restoration and management of the wild turkey population.  New Hampshire is on the northern fringe of turkey range, and that fact poses some interesting challenges for the birds, particularly during long, cold winters. 

The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by The Nashua River Watershed Association. To register, please go to www.tinyurl.com/npllectures.

Ellingwood is a certified wildlife biologist with The Wildlife Society and has a master’s degree in wildlife management. At New Hampshire Fish and Game he administers the deer, moose, bear, turkey, small game, furbearer, and wildlife damage control programs.

Even if you can't make the talk, you can help improve Fish and Game's understanding of the abundance and distribution of turkeys during New Hampshire’s challenging winter months by participating in the winter flock survey going on now through March. People who observe flocks of wild turkeys in New Hampshire this winter are encouraged to report their sightings by filling out a simple electronic survey form posted at www.wildnh.com/turkeysurvey.

For more information on the turkey talk in Nashua, call Carol at the Nashua Public Library at (603) 589-4610. The library is located at 2 Court Street in Nashua. For directions and parking suggestions, go to www.nashualibrary.org/directions.htm.

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