Tag: Quail

Thanksgiving Greetings from Circle Ranch

Circle Ranch and the Gill family extend our best wishes to you and yours this holiday season. Here is a short video that captures highlights of our Thanksgiving week.  

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Restoring Desert Grasslands: A Video Comparison of Cattle, Water Harvesting and Keyline as a Safer, Cheaper and Faster Alternative to Spike

Here is a well-intentioned but ill-advised project for “restoration” of desert grasslands.  

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Restoring Desert Grasslands: Yeomans Keyline Subsoiling Results at the Circle Ranch, August 2014

Here is a cheap, fast, environmentally-friendly alternative to range poisoning with herbicides. When combined with holistic planned grazing of cattle, and a diverse population of wild animals, this practice leads to rapid conversion of subsoil

Mule Deer, Desert Bighorn and Quail

Here are two videos which show the interaction and mutual dependence of wild species. In this case, large herbivores and desert quail.

Circle Ranch Game Cameras: May 2014

“Competition” or Cooperation?   Here are links to some great pictures of many species sharing water and habitat at the Circle Ranch. Several of the species photographed such as the aoudad and bighorn pictured above,

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Circle Ranch Game Cameras: March 15, 2014

Here are links to some great pictures of many species sharing water and habitat at the Circle Ranch.  Several, like aoudad and bighorn, are thought to be hostile to each other, and incompatible:  That belief

The Forgotten Quail Decline: Plight of the Scaled Quail

When it comes to the quail decline in Texas, the northern bobwhite often dominates the spotlight. Much of this focus probably is due to the long-standing tradition and relative ease of bobwhite hunting. Unfortunately, the

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Bad News for Range and Wildlife Science: An “F” Grade for America’s Elite Colleges

American Council of Trustees and Alumni vice president of policy Michael Poliakoff on the state of the country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges.

Creosote Bush: An Unassuming But Ancient Form of Life All Around Us

Though sometimes regarded as a nuisance by residents of the arid Southwest, the creosote bush is a complex and fascinating plant – and creosote colonies constitute some of the oldest organisms known to inhabit the

Cows and Quail (Food)

Circle Ranch is in the high-mountain deserts of far-West Texas, where we get about 11 inches of rainfall annually. Generally, our lower country like this desert is very dry, but the ranch has big draws