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January 18, 2008, Page 18, 19


By Annie Reid
Westborough Community Land Trust

Nature Notes Answer Key

Here are the answers to the Nature Notes quiz on page 18. Check last year’s Nature Notes columns on the WCLT web site at http://www.westboroughlandtrust.org/nn/nnindex.php

1. Red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
[The famous red-breasted nuthatch, November 9, 2007]

2. Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
[Woodpeckers in Westborough's woods, January 26, 2007]

3. Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
[Valentine's Day for skunks, February 9, 2007]

4. Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
[Return of the red-wings signals spring, March 23, 2007]

5. Marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)
[Marsh-marigolds in our streams and swamps, April 20, 2007]

6. Spring azure (Celastrina ladon)
[Blue butterfly days, April 6, 2007]

7. Northern downy violet (Viola fimbriatula, Viola sagittata var. ovata)
[Our earliest wild violet, May 4, 2007 ]

8. Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
[A new invasive in town, June 1, 2007]

9. Marsh blue violet (Viola cucullata)
[Native wild violets in wet and dry places, May 18, 2007]

10. Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)
[An invasive rose, June 15, 2007]

11. Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
[Woodpeckers in Westborough's woods, January 26, 2007]

12. Birdfoot violet (Viola pedata)
[Native wild violets in wet and dry places, May 18, 2007]

13. Viceroy (Basilarchia archippus, Limenitis archippus)
[Look-alike butterflies, July 13, 2007]

14. American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana, Lithobates catesbeianus)
[Bullfrogs in our ponds, September 7, 2007]

15. Gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
[The catbird in the catbird seat, June 29, 2007]

16. Eastern black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
[From caterpillar to butterfly, July 27, 2007, and A caterpillar's life, August 10, 2007]

17. Jelly ball animal (Pectinatella magnifica)
[The case of the mysterious jelly balls, September 21, 2007]

18. Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
[Honeybees in winter, March 9, 2007]

19. Swollen bladderwort (Utricularia inflata)
[Carnivorous floating flowers, August 24, 2007]

20. Belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)
[Belted kingfishers dive and burrow, October 12, 2007]

21. American copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
[Late butterflies, October 26, 2007]

22. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
[Winter marks return of deer-watching season, December 14, 2007]

23. Green frog (Rana clamitans)
[Bullfrogs in our ponds, September 7, 2007]

24. Golden-crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
[See Westborough's tiny winter bird, February 23, 2007]

Back to Nature Notes quiz on page 18.

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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