Greater Prairie Chicken http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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