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:
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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.
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!