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Hand in Hand

Jun 01, 2012

Quail and pollinators have a lot of the same habitat needs. Almost every thing we do for quail habitat benefits our native pollinators and vice versa! We quail guys here at the Department are pretty excited about the upcoming National Pollinator Week, which starts June 17.

The Department and a number of our partners with be holding special events around the state to educate landowners about pollinators and how to get more of them and quail, too.

Our partner Quail Forever will be hosting three pollinator workshops:

Workshop Topics:

  • The Importance of Pollinators
  • What IS Pollinator Habitat?
  • Managing Pollinator Habitat
  • Great Pollinator Habitat = Great Wildlife Habitat
  • High Diversity ≠Expensive Seed Mixes

Workshop Locations:

Livingston County: June 19, 7-9 p.m. Directions: 2.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 36 on Route D, then turn right on LIV 418, go 1/2 mile, the turn right on LIV 405. Follow the signs. (Property is located north of Ludlow, Mo.) RSVP by June 15 @ 660-646-6220 ext. 116.

Gasconade/Franklin County Line: June 19, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by Missouri Valley Chapter Quail Forever. 2450 Old State Road, Rosebud, Mo. RSVP by June 15 @ 636-399-8733. Light supper provided.

Southeast Missouri: June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Located at 804 County Highway 229, Chaffee, Mo. For directions and RSVP call 545-3593 ext. 3. Light supper provided.

Other Pollinator Events

As we count down to National Pollinator Week we will provide more information on the June 21 Pollinator and Quail Field Day at the University of Missouri Bradford Farm near Columbia and the Pollinator Week activities hosted by the Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray Summit.

Countdown to National Pollinator Week begins!





Not to be argumentative Bill, but I've watched a lot of videos on You-tube that are obviously home-made and they cant be that expensive. Obviously some are better then others but the quality of smart phone videos these days is pretty darned good, let alone a 3 or 4 hundred dollar video cam. I just think this would be a great way to get this message out to the masses and in a very cost effective way.

Quail man, I will suggest that to our Quail Forever partner for future workshops they host.For Bradford Farm Field Day is cost-prohibitive to videotape because of all the moving parts: 4 Concurrent tours occuring at the same time as classroom talks, 6 concurrent how-to demonstrations, etc. The Department has to contract out these types of videos and it is cost-prohibitive. I have done very simple field tours before on video and distributed it statewide, however this one is beyond our capabilities financially. Talk to your local USDA or MDC staff about holding something locally. 

Why can't the MDC tape a movie or show from one of these presentations and put it out here so everyone can see it. What's the big secret? I live a 2hr drive from each of these. Come on MDC, get in the 21st century.Put it on the internet!!!!!

Dear Anonymous, no registration necessary. Hope to see you there!!

Do you we need to register to attend the Bradford farm seminar?

I'm gonna make the trip north from Fair Grove again this year but it would really be nice to see some of this stuff down here in my neck of the woods. Someone needs to light a fire under the butt of the folks down here in the SWMO office. Not all the quail in the state of Missouri are located up north. Just sayin'.

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