Upcoming Events – Join Us in October!

By September 1, 2023 Articles, Media

Porcupines, blue quail, purple martins, and a hog-proof fence . . . what more could you hope for?

October is going to be a busy month! We hope to see you at two field days slated for early October. First, a Wildlife Habitat Appreciation Day will be held at the Ribelin Ranch just east of Aspermont on Friday, October 6. The Ribelins have done an outstanding job of managing their ranch utilizing Aldo Leopold’s toolbox “Ax, Cow, Plow and Fire” to benefit a diversity of wildlife species. Topics will include management on everything from game species to pollinators, plus a tour of the ranch to see the results of management practices.

The following Friday (Oct 13) features a Blue Quail Appreciation Day at the Quail Ranch near Crane. Topics and activities include plant identification, quail necropsy, research updates, habitat restoration using native seed, and brush control techniques with blue quail in mind.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information on how to register for these events or send dwright@quailresearch.org an email to be included on updates.

And finally (drum roll please) the first-ever Porcupine Avoidance Training at RPQRR on Saturday, October 21. Many of us in west Texas know from experience how an encounter with a porcupine can put a damper on your day. We anticipate this opportunity being popular so if you have dogs you wish to be “trained” contact Dr. Rollins at drollins@quailresearch.org. Cost is a minimum donation of $25/dog and appointments are limited, so reserve your spot soon.

Photo courtesy B. Grossenbacher