Pesola Scales Prove Their Worth in Habitat Study

Helping a customer with an inquiry about Pesola Spring Balance Scales the other day suddenly had me reminiscing about my PhD fieldwork. One aspect of my research was looking at the availability and abundance of important insect-foods for northern bobwhite and other farmland birds in agricultural habitats in the southeastern United States. By relating the numbers and types of insects found in different crops to the growth and survival of bobwhite chicks that had been foraging in the same fields, we were able to assess the quality of different habitats used by bobwhite broods.

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