Preservation Trust Gives Thanks To Supporters

Wild turkeys near the Orcas Ferry Landing on Nov. 21, 2020 / San Juan Island Preservation Trust staff photo

By San Juan Preservation Trust

Q: Why did the turkeys cross the road?

A: Because they could.

Okay, the punch line isn’t especially funny, but it’s kind of amazing: We live in a place where flocks of (semi-) wild turkeys have enough intact habitat to roam free.

This photo was taken near the Orcas ferry landing on Nov. 21, 2020 — the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

This week is when we in the United States think about the things we are thankful for, and to spend time with family and friends. It’s been a rough year, and this will be like no other Thanksgiving in living memory.

It’s as if the Grinch came a month early and stole another cherished holiday, just when we need it the most.

And yet, despite the difficulties of the past year — and even, in part, because of them — we at the San Juan Preservation Trust are so very grateful for you.

You know who you are: the volunteers and supporters who have stood with us this year and continue to show that conserving land, clean water, and places for wildlife in the San Juan Islands is important work.

We’re thankful to be living in a place where wild turkeys have enough connected forests, open spaces, and clean water that they can roam freely. They are symbolic of the wild nature that we all need in our lives to stay healthy and grounded.

At this time of year, these turkeys are also symbolic of the deep gratitude we feel for you and for the work we are so privileged to do, together. Happy Thanksgiving — and …

Thank you!

Watch the turkeys cross the road at

Posted on November 26, 2020 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Animals, Wildlife

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