West Hollow Library Hatches Northern Bobwhite Quails
Chip Parker

The West Hollow Library incubated and hatched Northern Bobwhite Quail eggs as part of a project in partnership with the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED).

 

The West Hollow Library incubated and hatched Northern Bobwhite Quail eggs as part of a project in partnership with the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED).

 

The purpose of this project is to help increase the quail population and in turn reduce the tick population on Long Island. This past week they had 28 quail hatch! Students and teachers have been visiting the library to visit their tiny new friends.

 

At the end of the week the chicks were brought to a nature preserve on Long Island, where they will be raised to maturity by volunteers from CEED. There will be a public release of the birds in late July.