Save the quail!!

The end of the 20th century wasn’t good for Bobwhite quail, and the beginning of the 21st hasn’t been much better. Their numbers have crashed across the south and into southwest and their sad story goes on and on. Fortunately, they do have a spark of hope.

Bobwhite Quail, story about saving them from Audobon magazine
Bobwhite Quail, story about saving them from Audobon magazine

You can read more it in the recent issue of¬†Audobon magazine. They featured a good piece about quail restoration efforts in northern Florida and southern Georgia. It’s worth checking out.

“Along the Florida-Georgia border are 80 quail hunting plantations that make up 300,000 acres of accidental nature reserve. Each year scientists and land managers burn tens of thousands of acres and use various other means to mimic natural conditions, preserving a wealth of biodiversity, including the embattled bobwhite quail.”

Read the whole  article now.

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