Writing for some of us who are not gifted speakers, or ad libbers, is a way to communicate and convey our ideas and emotions. But it seems more and more if words are not written in short bursts of text, or attached to a meme, people don’t seem to have time for them these days. Thus, here is a BLOG that is mainly photos.
Smoke (from a well-planned prescribed burn), the smell of quail habitat being created in the morning, it smells like…victory.
Get serious or get lost – open those pines up for wildlife.
Have you hugged a weed today? This is what a weedy field border looks like.
This is what ragweed looks like in winter. Excellent brood rearing cover has now become excellent winter food. Studies in Virginia showed ragweed made up a huge portion of the quail diet, in November, December and even into January it still made up 10% of their food. On an ounce-by-ounce basis it is more nutritious than corn.
Thickets, thickets and more thickets – if you don’t have them, you won’t have quail for long.
This is what a quail covert looks like on the inside, open enough for them to move around and loaf, but protected from aerial predators. This is the “guts” of a plum thicket.