PHOTO COURTESY OF GARRY KESSLER
January 30, 2015
By Annie Reid
Westborough Community Land Trust
What’s my name? Take the Nature Notes quiz
Here we are in January, the depth of winter, but you might have noticed that the days are already getting slightly longer. By the end of the month, this trend will be more obvious. In anticipation of the sights and sounds of nature in 2015, consider reviewing what you might have seen or heard last year by taking our annual Nature Notes quiz. It’s meant to be more of a memory-jogger and interest-grabber than a stumper.
To take the quiz, read the short descriptions below of wild plants and animals featured in Nature Notes in 2014. Remind yourself of what you might enjoy in our natural environment in the coming year by matching the descriptions below with the names in the alphabetical list that follows.
Choose your answers from the drop down lists. Check your answers by clicking the "Show Answers" button. The answer page will contain links to the 2014 “Nature Notes” columns so you can re-read them as a way of preparing to enjoy nature in 2015. Or for that matter, you can read any of more than 200 past columns.
Match these descriptions with possible answers from the list below:
- Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
- Chain pickerel (Esox niger)
- Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis)
- Downy goldenrod (Solidago puberula)
- Dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius)
- Eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
- Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
- Northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon)
- Primrose moth (Schinia florida)
- Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
- Silverrod (Solidago bicolor)
- Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
- Starflower (Trientalis borealis)
- White pine, eastern (Pinus strobus)
- Wild columbine, eastern red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)