Gallery by Bridget LeRoy

Quail Release




Third House Nature Center began a program in 2018 to restore the northern bobwhite quail population on Suffolk County land in Montauk. On Sunday morning, October 13, more than 50 quail were released behind the Montauk Recycling Center, the biggest release the nature center has had, and its last of 2019. The small birds burst forth from their containers and quickly flew away, chirping a tune familiar to those who were raised on the East End.