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January 12, 2007, Page 12


Westborough Community Land Trust

Nature Notes Answer Key

Here are the answers to the Nature Notes quiz on page 12. The past Nature Notes columns are posted on the WCLT web site at www.westboroughlandtrust.org/NatureNotes.php

*1. white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
[See Nuthatches in the winter, February 3, 2006]

*2. Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
[See The tale of the cottontail rabbit, June 23, 2006]

*3. Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
[See Acorns and chipmunks, October 20, 2006]

*4. woolly bear, Isabella tiger moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)
[See Woolly bears and winter, January 20, 2006]

5. spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
[See Visitors to our vernal pools, March 17, 2006]

*6. Westboro quartzite
[See A mighty collision and much glaciation, May 12, 2006]

7. hummingbird clearwing moth (Hemaris thysbe)
[See A most unusual moth in town, August 11, 2006]

*8. princess pine (Dendrolycopodium obscurum or Lycopodium obscurum)
[See Ancient evergreens under the snow, February 17, 2006]

9. spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer, formerly Hyla crucifer)
[See Tiny frogs herald springtime, April 14, 2006]

*10. hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
[See Wild ducks on our ponds, March 31, 2006]

11. shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
[See From shaggy mane to inky cap, October 6, 2006]

*12. hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae)
[See Alien invader targets our native hemlocks, December 15, 2006]

*13. Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis)
[See Bluebirds in Westborough, May 26, 2006]

14. American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
[See Goldfinches and summer's thistles, August 25, 2006]

15. wood duck (Aix sponsa)
[See Make way for ducklings, June 9, 2006]

*16. Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
[See A white squirrel sighting, July 28, 2006]

17. turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
[See Turtlehead and butterflies, September 8, 2006]

*18. mute swans (Cygnus olor)
[See Lovely and controversial swans, November 10, 2006]

19. coral hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
[See July is butterfly season, July 14, 2006]

*20. common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)
[See Evening blossoms in the day, September 22, 2006]

*21. cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
[See Early birds get the dried fruit, March 3, 2006]

*22. common spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
[See Good things from spicebush, April 28, 2006]

Back to Nature Notes quiz on page 12.

Nature Notes is printed in The Westborough News on behalf of WCLT (Westborough Community Land Trust). Report your own local nature sightings (or check out what others have seen) on WCLT's Facebook page! Find more information about enjoying nature in Westborough, including trail maps and a calendar of events, at the WCLT website

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