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My Apologies to the Butterflies

Do something in the name of quail and it benefits pollinators. Do something for pollinators and it benefits all of us.

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My Grandfathers' Farms

If each of my grandfathers were alive today, they would both be more than 100 years old.

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Newly hatched bobwhite quail chick

Newly hatched bobwhite quail chick

This photo shows a downy quail chick.

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Northern Bobwhite (Bobwhite Quail)

Colinus virginianus
With its distinctive, clear “bob-WHITE!” calls, the official state game bird is often heard before it’s seen, especially since its brown-and-white coloration helps it to disappear into its habitat.

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Ode to the Bobwhite

The other day I received an email from Rick Fruend from the Saint Louis area. I thought I would share his poem about Mr. Bobwhite.

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Order Native Shrubs for Covey Headquarter Plantings

Now that quail season is over, now is a good time to order shrubs for covey headquarter plantings and shrub row plantings.

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Jan and Bruce Sassmann, Kyle Lairmore

Partnership to Benefit Private Landowners

Habitat Challenge Grant funds will help improve habitat for quail and early successional wildlife.

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Pen-Raised Quail

I occasionally receive phone calls and e-mails from dedicated quail hunters on if the Department of Conservation has ever considered stocking pen-raised quail to restore populations. The short answer is yes.

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planting a seedling

Planting Dead Sticks

Treat shrub plantings like you would a crop or garden.

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