Thanksgiving RRC Library Hours

Happy Thanksgiving from the RRC Library!

The RRC Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov 27-28. We will reopen for at 8:30 am on Monday, December 1. Click here for information about RRC Library Hours.

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While we’re out of the office, we’d like to leave you with some turkey facts –
Amaze your family and friends!

  • A hundred years ago, turkeys almost disappeared from Texas due to unregulated hunting and loss of habitat. Between 1987 and 2003, hunters, landowners, and environmentalists worked together to increase the Texas turkey population. Turkeys are making a steady comeback with turkeys now living in 223 of the 254 counties in Texas.
  • Wild turkeys can fly – 40 to 55 miles per hour! They can also run up to 12 mph.
  • Young turkey are called “poults.” Poults can fly at 8-10 days of age.
  • Spurs, or spikes, on the back of a male turkey’s leg can grow to 1 1/2″.
  • The fleshy appendages on turkeys’ heads are called wattles, snoods, or caruncles.
  • A male’s head turns red, white, and blue during the mating season.

Facts from Texas Department of Wildlife and New York State Conservationist found in Texas State database General Science Full Text.