To kick off the start of PA turkey hunting season, here is a photo of a turkey recently taken in Berks County. The photo was submitted by Mary Wolfinger. Some interesting turkey facts for you-- 1) Turkeys sleep in trees at night. 2) Despite popular belief, turkeys are able to fly for short distances. 3) The male turkey's gobble can be heard up to a mile away. 4) Benjamin Franklin nominated the turkey as the national bird in 1774. Franklin's nomination speech: "He is besides, though a little vain and 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."