20160317 - Nature (HRB) - nwherald

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H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
Wild turkeys roam along Thayer Rd. near Hebron on Thursday March 17. According to the University of Illinois Extension, 150,000 wild turkey are living in Illinois’ natural areas. Wild turkeys can and do fly up to 55 miles per hour – and they’re quite good at running too – probably 10 to 12 miles an hour.