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You're Invited! MN Quail Forever "Field Day/Tour" & Unveiling of New Call to Action

Southeast Quail Forever Field Day & Tour


Date: Saturday, October 8th

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Address: 8656 County Rd.25, Houston, MN 55943


Any and all wildlife enthusiasts or nature lovers are welcomed to join us!! Many habitat and wildlife experts will be in attendance, willing to help with ideas or direction for very small or very large projects that may interest you for development at your home or on your large property.


Any questions email Thurman Tucker at wtcn.nature@gmail.com or call at 612-201-1622


At this upcoming event, we will more thoroughly unveil our NEW "Call to Action" for all wildlife enthusiasts to get involved and become an IMPROVER!


NEW - CALL TO ACTION


A Call to Action has been made by Minnesota’s two Quail Forever Chapters, the Metro and Southeast Chapters. This call to action is needed because of the declining numbers of bird and insect species in Minnesota and the rest of North America.


For instance, according to Pheasant Forever and Quail Forever:

· The bobwhite quail numbers have declined 83% from 1966-2017

· Pheasants have declines 70% from 1966-2017

· Grassland birds have declined 53% since 1970.

According to Cornell Lab of Ornithology (https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/):

"Nearly 3 Billion Birds Gone Since 1970

The first-ever comprehensive assessment of net population changes in the U.S. and

Canada reveals across-the-board declines that scientists call “staggering.” All told,

the North American bird population is down by 2.9 billion breeding adults, with devastating losses among birds in every biome. Forests alone have lost 1 billion birds. Grassland

bird populations collectively have declined by 53%, or another 720 million birds.

North America has lost almost 3 billion birds from 1970 up to 2019, more than 1 in 4

birds disappeared, these are huge losses! In addition, the overall insect population

has gone down worldwide 40% in the last few decades, so much so the monarch

butterfly has been put on the endangered species list. Most of these losses are

due to habitat losses; however, recent studies have shown that chemicals are

causing some of these losses too."


Our two chapters have come up with some methods and strategies for the average able-bodied person to actively build, improve, and maintain good wildlife habitat for years to come.


The details of these new wildlife habitat and management plans will be unveiled at our upcoming Field Day & Tour, October 8, 2022.


Click Here to learn how to build a Chimney Swift Tower and learn how to attract an important, but declining species - the beautiful chimney swift!