bobwhite quail http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Gobble, Buzz, Bob-White: 2012 Was 'Good' For A Few Things With Wings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gobble-buzz-bob-white-2012-was-good-few-things-wings <p>2012 was a rough year for Missouri farmers battling severe drought and extreme heat, but some species of wildlife did well – specifically, turkeys, bobwhite quail and honeybees.&nbsp; As part of St. Louis Public Radio’s series “A Good Year,” Marshall Griffin talked with a number of people who observed the three species during the long, hot summer.</p><p></p><p><strong>Wild Turkeys</strong></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:40:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gobble, Buzz, Bob-White: 2012 Was 'Good' For A Few Things With Wings Bobwhite Quail Makes Comeback In Mo., Thanks To Hot Dry Summer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bobwhite-quail-makes-comeback-mo-thanks-hot-dry-summer <P>This summer’s devastating drought and heat wave actually benefited some of Missouri’s native birds, in particular the bobwhite quail.</P> <P>Bobwhite quail&nbsp;build their nests on the ground, and the hot and dry weather from both this summer and last provided better conditions for incubation.&nbsp; Max Alleger is a wildlife ecologist with the <A href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)</A>.&nbsp; He says the bobwhite quail population took a big hit in 2008 due to record-setting rainfall, as it was hard for them to keep their eggs warm on wet ground. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:41:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5822 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bobwhite Quail Makes Comeback In Mo., Thanks To Hot Dry Summer