SAQF members, other volunteers and USFWS planted 96 quail friendly shrubs at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.

These plants needs to be watered once or twice a week to establish a good start prior to monsoon. The refuge is planning to do this on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting 2 May. Even an hour or so on one day will help.

We saw both Gambels and Masked Bobwhite in the area when we were out planting.

DIRECTIONS FROM TUCSON:
If you are coming from Tucson and going down W Ajo hwy (highway 86) you will turn left at Three Points onto highway 286 then proceed south until you reach Secundino Rd at mile 15 and a half and the road will be on your left or to the east.

DIRECTIONS FROM GREEN VALLEY:
If you are coming from Green Valley/ Arivaca area, you will go south on route I-19 then get off at exit 48 to get on to Arivaca Rd. Go through Arivaca and continue on Arivaca Sasabe Rd until you reach highway 286 then make a right turn and go to mile 15 an a half and Secundino Rd will be to the east.

Please contact Rebecca Chester at rebecca_chester@fws.gov or (505) 270-1492 if you are able to help. You can sign up for future dates.

by Evan Pilling, published June 12, 2019

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