A field such as this provides critical habitat for the bobwhite quail, whose population declined 62 percent between 1970 and 1991.
Virginia State Parks are working hard to restore the Bobwhite Quail. This grass and grain provides the quail places to birth and hide their young. (James River State Park an hour NE of Lynchburg or Appomattox, 2 hours from Roanoke or from Richmond)
Walking past this empty field at James River State Park, the colors just jumped out at me. This is Virginia red clay, but you might think I took this in Australia!
You will see these habitat restorations at many or most Virginia State Parks! Check them out today.
Blue Ridge Foothills and Lakes Chapter of Master Naturalists love everything outdoors! Learn more here.