2017-03-17 / Life

Quail to be topic of nature club

Amanda Gobeli, at right, often brings a quail with her when she addresses groups. She will speak Tuesday at the San Saba Civic Center.COURTESY PHOTO Amanda Gobeli, at right, often brings a quail with her when she addresses groups. She will speak Tuesday at the San Saba Civic Center.
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San Saba Bird and Nature Club will host Amanda Gobeli on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the San Saba Civic Center, 1190 S. Thomas Dr.

Ms. Gobeli will speak on “Quail in the Ecology” – what do quail eat, what eats quail, and what is their role in grassland ecology?

Northern bobwhite quail are a charismatic bird that most people enjoy seeing on their property. Ms Gobeli may bring a live quail with her, a club spokesman said.

Ms. Gobeli is an employee of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She is working on the “Reversing the Quail Decline Initiative,” a program dedicated to providing resources for quail conservation and management. She has studied quail for more than three years, beginning with her master’s research at the University of North Texas.

Her work on the Quail Decline Initiative includes educational programs, articles on quail-related topics, and coordination of the Texas Quail Index – a statewide data collection effort for monitoring quail populations and resources.

For more information, visit sansababirdandnatureclub.org or call 325-372-7615.

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