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Quail Nesting Begins

Apr 26, 2010

Habitat is the Key! I heard my first male bobwhite calling this weekend between the rain showers in Osage County!

Of the quail that have survived the weather to this point, about 40 percent of the females and 13 percent of the males will hatch one or more nests. Hens locate their nests in clumps of grass near bare ground. This allows their chicks ready access to the preffered brooding cover shown on the right: bare ground with an overhead canopy of weeds or broadleaf plants. They prefer locations up to 50 feet from the edge of the field.

Are you hearing birds call this spring?

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MDC Director Bob Ziehmer and members of the Conservation Commision perform the ground breaking ceremony for the new Busch Shooting Range

Construction on the new Busch Shooting Range has begun

Jun 07, 2016

The new shooting range at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area just took a huge step closer to becoming a reality.  The first dirt has been turned and construction is under way!

The Kids Who Were Afraid of Snakes

Feb 11, 2016

Twin Pines’ Naturalists bring a slithering sign of summer to Willow Springs elementary on a cold winter’s day.

Fly Tying

First Flies

Feb 03, 2016

There's something very special about the first fly you ever tie. It won't be your best, and it might not be your worst, but chances are it will be your favorite.