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Nature Trivia

Do you think you know a lot about wildlife and conservation? Then its time you tried out your knowledge with our Nature Trivia Game below.

Or perhaps you have a question of your own that you are dying to have answered.  If that is the case then try our ask a naturalist. Send us an email and you might just see your question answered below next month by our two resident experts The Beav or Ant Martha.
 

This month our Trivia Game focuses on some of the engineers of the Cross Conservation Area. They’re furry, have big teeth and are our national animal. That’s right; we are talking about the noble and proud Beaver.


For more information, look them up in our area wildlife section. Or if you already think you’re an expert then try out your skills on the  nature trivia game.
 

Ask a Naturalist

Dear Naturalist,
Animals come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own dietary needs. Some eat only plants and are called herbivores like the deer. Others, like the cougar, eat only meat and are called carnivores. However, some animals need both meat and plants and are called omnivores.

What are the names of the omnivores that live at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area?
Sincerely,
Curious Sally
 

Dear Curious Sally,

Great question! I myself happen to be a bit of an omnivore, but I’m not the only one.

Skunks, foxes and bears are all omnivores that live at the Cross Conservation Area. And chances are you will be having dinner with another omnivore, a human! For a bit of fun check out your teeth and try to see how you’re adapted to eating both meat and fruits and veggies. Then come into the Belvedere House and look for the similarities on the teeth of our bear and skunk skulls to your own.

Yours Truly,
Ant Martha
 

The Beav Asks: Did you know that bears can eat up to 200, 000 berries in a day? Maybe they should call them bearies instead!
 

area wildlife + plants

Cow Parsnip
Heracleum lanatum
Very large leaves that are compound, in threes (can be up to 30cm long).  Flowers are white, in umbrella shaped clusters.  Strong smelling plant.
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