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The ruby-throated hummingbird

The ruby-throated hummingbird, which eats in midflight, is the most widespread of all hummingbird species. How widespread is your knowledge about this incredible bird? Answers are below, along with tips for how to safely attract hummingbirds...

Grounded!

Soil is home to thousands of organisms, ranging in size from microscopic bacteria to larger animals like the ones listed here. Can you match the animal to its description? Answers are below. Belted Kingfisher Eastern Mole Marsh Slug Mining...

Beddy-Bye Beasties!

Did you ever wonder what goes on in an animal’s brain or body while it is sleeping? Take this quiz to learn about a few animals’ sleeping habits. Answers are below. 1. Dolphins swim while they sleep. How do they manage this? A....

Standing out!

“Look” at the animal, plant or mineral in each of these lists. Three share a common trait that the fourth does not. Can you figure out which one stands out from the rest, as well as what the other three have in common? Answers are...

Bald Cypress

Here are 10 scrambled words related to the bald cypress, along with a clue to their identities. Stuck? All of the information you need is in the September Bay Naturalist column. Answers below. 1. WSPAM __________________ This is the type of...

Dolphins!

It’s summer, and humans aren’t the only mammal tourists visiting the waters of the Chesapeake. Will you be lucky enough to see an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin? If not, you can learn more about these animals by taking this quiz....

Orchid lore

How much do you know about orchids? Test your knowledge with this quiz. Answers are below.  1. Which of these delicious flavors comes from a plant in the orchid family? A. Cinnamon B. Chocolate C. Nutmeg D. Vanilla 2. Orchids come in...

Bragging flights!

The facts listed here are no flights of fancy. Each describes a bird found in the watershed at some point of its life. Can you match them up? Answers are below. Acadian flycatcher American raven Blackpoll warbler Osprey Peregrine ralcon...

What waterfall?

Did you know that water in a stream or river must fall at least 5 vertical feet to be classified as a true waterfall? Here are some other waterfall definitions. It is up to you to unscramble the term. Answers are below. 1. T H U C E ...

Look Ma, no teeth!

Not all animals need teeth to eat. Here is a quiz about four of the Chesapeake watershed’s animals have adapted to capture and eat their prey. Match the animal to the correct statement. Answers are below. Blue crab Common merganser...

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