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Surf Over to the NBCI Website

May 11, 2011

Quail enthusiasts will want to add the NBCI website to their "favorites" list.

Go Eat a Bug

May 02, 2011

Insects are an important food for quail chicks and nesting hens.

Xysticus crab spider, individual, on rough blazing star flowerhead.

The Basics of Bobwhite Nesting

Apr 26, 2011

Through 80-plus years of study, wildlife researchers have made some surprising discoveries about the bobwhite's reproduction.

Photo of Newly Hatched Quail Chicks

Turkasaurus Rex?

Apr 18, 2011

Many hunters are convinced that the wild turkey is some super predator, crashing through the thickets and fields like the T. rex from Jurassic Park. But there’s no evidence to suggest this is the case.

Turkeys Don’t Threaten Quail

Too Much Grass?

Apr 11, 2011

“What’s this?” you say. “I thought quail needed grass.” Well, it’s certainly true that quail need some grass as part of their habitat, but, through research, we know that they don’t need as much as many folks think. We also know that their populations can decline when we have too much of it.

Photo of diverse grassland, including wildflowers

What the Heck is "Early Successional Habitat"?

Apr 05, 2011

Readers who follow habitat management literature have probably run across the term “early successional management.” This is one of those terms that biologists and land managers use often. But because it’s not used much by anyone else, it may leave many scratching their heads about what it means. In short, it means weed patches.

Quail chick in brood habitat

Spring Into Action

Apr 01, 2011

Begin improving the wildlife habitat on your farm by converting fescue.

A person on an ATV uses a sprayer to eradicate fescue.

Planting Dead Sticks

Mar 25, 2011

Treat shrub plantings like you would a crop or garden.

planting a seedling

Are You A Pole Burner?

Mar 02, 2011

Don’t let your passion for wildlife restoration burn out of control. Attend a prescribed burn workshop near you, then follow your burn plan!

photo of utility pole burnt in two

Spring 2011 Covey Headquarters Newsletter Now Available

Feb 26, 2011

This issue is packed with information on quail habitat management techniques and activities to be conducted during the spring, as well as other timely topics.