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Bumblebees, Butterflies and Bobwhites!

Apr 05, 2012

Until a few short years ago, the only thing I knew about native pollinators is that bumblebees were faster than my John Deere tractor and that without a cab on the tractor my best chance was to jump off and run!

If you want to hear how to help declining pollinators from some of the leading pollinator habitat experts in the country, put this on your list of summer activities.

Bobwhite Quail and Native Pollinator Field Day

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. - June 21, 2012

MU Bradford Research and Extension Center, Columbia, Missouri



Six All-New, One-Hour Wagon Tours Include:


One-Hour Field Tours: 4:15-7 p.m.

Walking Tour: Landscaping and Pollinators with Native Plants

Wagon Tours:

  • On the Edge: Economics, Field Borders and Edge Feathering
  • Creating Quail and Pollinator Habitat
  • Implementing Wildlife Practices: A Private Landowner’s Perspective! 



  1 - 3 p.m. Quail Management Demonstrations:

  • ATV Sprayer and Warm Season Grass Drill Calibration, Tree Planting Demonstration and Bird Dog Training Demonstrations from Perfection Kennels

3 - 4 p.m. Plenary Speaker:

Why pollinator habitat and native pollinators can be the key to your quail habitat management success

Pete Berthelsen, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Senior Field Coordinator, Elba, Nebraska - Winner of the 2011 Farmer/Rancher Pollinator Award from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign

4:15 - 7 p.m. Quail Management Classroom Techniques:

- Quail Management 101, Predator effects, Prescribed Burning & Quail Ecology

Sponsored by:

University of Missouri College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources

MU Extension, Lincoln University

Missouri Department of Conservation,

Missouri Soybean Association, USDA NRCS

 Directions: From the junction of U.S. 63 and Hwy AC on the south edge of Columbia, go 5.5 miles east on New Haven Road, turn right (south) on Rangeline Road and go just over a mile to the Bradford Farm entrance on the right.

 For More Information Contact:

Tim Reinbott: 573-884-7945,

Bob Pierce: 573-882-4337;


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Jerry, we are not doing the symposium we had last year, but are trying to mix it up a bit this year with some different presentations and demonstrations to look at. I think we plan to bring the symposium back next year. Should be real good again.

Sounds like a fun time. Last year several of my fellow QUWF members made the trip up for the Quail symposium and I'll try to bring more with me this time. Are you guys planning on doing that again this year Bill?

We agree! What is so neat about pollinators is what helps them helps wildlife and the environment. Thanks for your post.

I hope these pollinators recover in numbers again

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