Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Turkeys Put on a Spring Time Show

These turkeys, among the many that roam the Lab campus, appear to be heeding the nearby “Do Not Enter” signage near Building 71, while displaying their impressive plumage. The photo was taken by Asmita Patel of the Accelerator Technologies and Applied Physics Division. “I was trying to get to Building 50 for a meeting and had to wait for these two to clear the way,” she explains. “They were majestic, walking very proudly, and in no hurry to move.”


  1. Some of the deer have learned to use the crosswalks, but the turkeys just don’t care – they own the place! Kem Robinson carries a large golf umbrella to deploy as a turkey-shield when walking around the Lab. It seems to work.