Quiz Results and Finishing Touches
Wednesday, February 1st 2017
After yesterday's rain today was damp, but thankfully drier. I hoped the mild overnight temperatures would bring more moths to the mercury vapour moth light, alas it was not the case, but we did have two species; the Early Moth and a new species for the year, the March Moth. This pretty little moth has a flight season from February to April, so we nearly caught it out of season, being only a day out of January! The female of this moth is flightless and has very little wings, more like stumps, so this is a male.
The other rather nice observation today was this beautiful Scarlet Elfcup.
This fungi grows on dead wood, apparently it is edible but not recommended.
We finished the path from yesterday, which makes this bit of the green route, along Risedale Beck, seem more inviting. Thanks again to all the volunteers who helped yesterday.
The Foxglove 'Words Associated with Christmas' Quiz results are now in.
Many thanks again to all those who supported our quiz and especially to those who sent in their answers, a special mention to Pat Thistlethwaite for compiling the quiz, and to our Glennis for doing all the leg work. We had a particularly good response this time. The results only record those who returned them…there is no ‘bottom of the class’!!
Roger and Jenny
Frank and Carol Broughton
Ann and Bob Hall
Stacey and Adam
Mavis Hodgeson – the name drawn from the hat to win the prize!
Anne and Mike Bacon
Jacky and Martin Botterill
Jonathan Heap and family
Mrs Doreen Newcombe
Many thanks to Pat Thistlethwaite who compiles them for us and who already has the next one in the pipe line. So look out for it. The proceeds go into Foxglove funds.
Answers for the Christmas Quiz:
5. Mince pies
7. Maids a milking
13. Silent night
14. Three French hens
16. Lords a leaping
19. Pigs in Blankets
21. White Christmas
28. Good King Wenceslas
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