Home Prairie and Wetland Center
16245 South Hwy. 71
Belton, MO 64012
Tel: (816) 331-9738
Fax: (816) 331-9739
Quail Covey Headquarters

Quail Covey Headquarters

Quail need special habitat. In fact, biologists have found that "bobwhites" need both a certain configuration of plant material and a certain amount of area to survive and thrive. For best results, a managed area of approximately 40 acres with plants that offer the right food, cover and nesting area can bring the quail?s call back to your land.

American Filbert
American Filbert
Corylus americana
Arrowwood Viburnum
Arrowwood Viburnum
Viburnum dentatum
Black Haw Viburnum
Black Haw Viburnum
Viburnum prunifolium
Blackberry; Dewberry; Black Raspberry
Blackberry; Dewberry; Black Raspberry
Rubus sp.
Big Bluestem
Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardi
Compass Plant
Compass Plant
Silphium laciniatum
Elderberry
Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis
Gray-head Coneflower
Gray-head Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata
Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn
Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn
Rhamnus caroliniana
Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata
Lead Plant
Lead Plant
Amorpha canescens
Nannyberry Viburnum
Nannyberry Viburnum
Viburnum lentago
Ninebark
Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius
Eastern Gama Grass
Eastern Gama Grass
Tripsacum dactyloides
Pale Purple Coneflower
Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea pallida
Partridge Pea
Partridge Pea
Cassia fasciculata
Pasture Rose
Pasture Rose
Rosa carolina
Indian Grass
Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans
Little Bluestem
Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium
Prairie Blazing Star
Prairie Blazing Star
Liatris pycnostachya
Prairie Coreopsis
Prairie Coreopsis
Coreopsis palmata
Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
Rattlesnake Master
Rattlesnake Master
Eryngium yuccifolium
White Wild Indigo
White Wild Indigo
Baptisia alba (leucantha)
White Prairie Clover
White Prairie Clover
Dalea candida
Blue Wild Indigo
Blue Wild Indigo
Baptisia australis
Gray Dogwood
Gray Dogwood
Cornus racemosa
Roughleaf Dogwood
Roughleaf Dogwood
Cornus drummondii