Xplor More: Befuddled Bobwhites

By MDC | July 1, 2023
From Xplor: July/August 2023

Baby bobwhites are barely bigger than bumblebees, and predators rarely pass up a chance for quail kabobs.

In fact, for every 10 bobwhites born in Missouri, only one will live long enough to see its first birthday. Good habitat, with bare ground that’s easy for little chicks to run across and clumpy plants where they can hide, gives them a fighting chance.

Can you beat the odds and lead these little guys across the prairie to mom and pop?

This Issue's Staff

Photographer – Noppadol Paothong
Photographer – David Stonner
Designer – Marci Porter
Designer – Les Fortenberry
Art Director – Cliff White
Editor – Matt Seek
Magazine Manager – Stephanie Thurber