Bob Danley of KLYQ's Bitterroot Outdoor Journal examined a few holiday icons in this week's visit (heard Wednesday mornings during the 7:30 a.m. Bitterroot Morning newscast on KLYQ 1240 AM and klyq.com).

The wild turkey is plentiful in the Bitterroot valley and it's "gobble, gobble" can be heard for up to a mile as they attract the opposite sex. However, though they average 16 pounds and a wingspan of four and half feet, they don't top those bird categories, with Trumpeter Swans weighing about 23 pounds and California Condors with a 9 foot wingspan. Bob said most of the cranberries consumed this time of year are from Massachusetts and Wisconsin. but they are related to our famous huckleberries. By the way, the pumpkin is a fruit, because it has seeds, Bob says. Enjoy your holiday!

Wild turkeys in the Bitterroot. (Bob Danley photos)