MOre Quail

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Got Quail, Pheasant or Turkey?

Aug 25, 2012

How many quail, pheasant, and turkey broods have you seen and in which counties?

bobwhite quail


Aug 23, 2012

This CSI episode will probably not be aired on network TV, but it is just as compelling to a quail biologist as we try to understand quail survival during the drought of a lifetime for many.

2011 late season quail chick.

The Bounty Hunter

Aug 21, 2012

Even Missouri had a bounty for coyotes back in the 1850s and 1930s. But did it work?

coyote walking through grassland

The Grass Really is Greener on the Other Side of the Fence

Aug 02, 2012

My Grandfather always told me that “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.”

Eastern Gama Grass Pasture


Jul 11, 2012

Whether during the time of the buffalo or today, in the time of the cow, when fire and grazing are judiciously applied to a grassland landscape it is good for “Mr. Bobwhite.”

Photo of diverse grassland, including wildflowers

Dirty Birds

Jul 02, 2012

Many species of wildlife take advantage of dry, exposed soil to "dust" themselves.

Bobwhite quail chick

Are You Seeing Quail or Turkey Broods?

May 27, 2012

A year ago most of Missouri was pretty wet from above-average rainfall and flooding. Today is a different story that is having a positive impact on ground-nesting birds.

Aerial view of flooding at Duck Creek CA

Beetles, Chickens, Cows and Quail

May 25, 2012

Seemingly unrelated critters share a special prairie landscape in Southwest Missouri.

I Am a Recovering Recreational Mower

May 17, 2012

Work less, spend less and help quail and grassland birds in your corner of the world.