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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Town Releases More Quail to Help Reduce Tick Population

Town Officials Release Quail

Farmingville, NY – On August 2, Supervisor Ed Romaine (center) and the Town Council released more than 30 Bobwhite Quail into the wild at Town Hall. The bird release is a program sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven and Seatuck Environmental Association. The birds are released to help control the tick population, especially the deer tick, which is a carrier of Lyme disease. The Quail eggs were incubated and hatched after 23 days, then released into the wild after 6 weeks of care. Recently, the Town also released 40 Bobwhite Quail at Longwood Estate in Ridge. To learn more about Seatuck Environmental Association, visit

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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