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Here is Jan Flamank's Nature Quiz for December 2020 - answers will be published in January 2021. Click on the photo collage to see a larger version on a new page. Click on the link for a downloadable pdf version of Nature Quiz.

Nature Quiz

A small nature quiz for the festive season – answers in January!

  • What do Fly Agaric, the red and white spotty fungi, eat?
  • What are oak apples?
  • Roe deer are crepuscular. When are they most active?
  • How many wood ants can a green woodpecker eat each day?
  • How do Peacock butterflies survive the winter?
  • What is an old country name for a nuthatch?
  • Which insect likes to overwinter in roof spaces and spare rooms?
  • How did earwigs get their name?
  • Name our three native species that hibernate.
  • Why do hoverflies have black and yellow coloured patterns?
  • Which favourite garden bird sings all winter, and why?
  • How many moults does a Mountain Hare have each year, and why?
  • Name our three native deer.
  • What type of antlers do fallow deer have?
  • Which is the most nutritious winter berry for birds?
  • Which member of the Corvid bird family has red legs?
  • What is the winter coat of a stoat called?
  • How can you tell a female and male barn owl apart?
  • How are mistletoe seeds spread?
  • Which 3 native species change their coat/feather colours in winter?
  • Name 5 adaptations reindeer have to help them survive in the cold.
  • Name 3 swans that migrate here, and where have they come from?
  • Name 3 different types of frost.
  • What is thunder snow?
  • Which native tree is the best host for more than 500 other species, and why is it late to lose its leaves?

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© Jan Flamank 1st December 2020. All rights reserved. Images used in the document have been sourced free for use in this social, educational, non-commercial setting

STAND (Stannington & District Library Group) was formed in 2013 after two public meetings that explored the issues raised by Sheffield City Council’s announced withdrawal of formal support for Stannington Library. Since then, the group has been formalised, a committee was formed and teams of volunteers were recruited