“All grassland birds in general are in decline,” Small said. “I can’t guarantee that we’ll get quail everywhere that we want to, but if we don’t make some changes, even small ones, throughout the landscape, we’ll never make a difference for quail.”
grasslands for many years. The focus of the Natural Lands Project is a high point of all this work. “I love working on this project; I really love working with private landowners, as well as on public lands, as it has a conservation focus, and together we can make a difference for those species in decline that require native grass and wildflower habitats. In addition to grassland birds, Monarch butterflies and hundreds of other pollinator insects are in decline, so we have a lot of work to do.” In terms of the Bobwhite, nothing is certain.
Michael Valliant is the Assistant for Adult Education and Newcomers Ministry at Christ Church Easton. He has worked for nonprofit organizations throughout Talbot County, including the Oxford Community Center, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Academy Art Museum.
May 2019 Tidewater Times