July Werner Wildlife: ‘Turkey Vultures: Friend or Foe’

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Image of a vulture for the July 2024 Werner Wildlife Series press release.

“Turkey Vultures: Friend or Foe” is the July Werner Wildlife Series topic on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m.

Guest presenter Joanne Theobald will share her vast collection of photographs and videos and information about turkey vulture traits, habits, and folklore, according to Dalene Hodnett, director of museums. “Weather and turkey vulture presence permitting, there might even be a short walk to observe some of the birds that live only a short distance from the museum,” said Hodnett.

Theobald, former director of counseling at Casper College, participates in the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Naturalist Program. “My real passion is turkey vultures. For many years, a group of about 40 roosted in the spruce trees behind my house, and I became obsessed with them. People have many negative misconceptions about them, and I’d like to educate others about these amazing creatures,” Theobald said.

The presentation will be free, family-friendly, and open to the public. It will take place in the museum’s Africa-Arctic Room. For more information, call 307-235-2108.

The Werner Wildlife Museum, located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street, is free and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

If you enjoyed this story, receive more just like it: