Conifer Quiz

I taught my students some conifer ID last week. Can you identify all of these species?

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Answers: 1, Eastern Hemlock; 2, Tamarack (duh); 3, Northern White Cedar; 4, White Pine; 5, Balsam Fir; 6, Red Pine; 7, White Spruce (we also have Black Spruce which looks very similar but generally is only found in the bogs)

Quiz Time!

In a couple weeks I have to give an interpretive talk as part of one of my graduate classes. For my topic I’ve selected cool adaptations of butterflies, and I’ve been working on making big butterflies out of cardboard and colored paper to use as props.

Now that you’ve admired my arts and crafts abilities (I sketched out the outlines of those babies freehand!), I have a two-part quiz for you.

  1. What two species of butterfly are these?
  2. Why might I have chosen these particular species for a talk on cool butterfly adaptations?

All of this information has been discussed in posts on this blog within the last six months. Answers will be revealed Monday!