From Audubon Society of Northern Virginia <[email protected]>
Subject Monday Nature Mystery
Date October 5, 2021 12:14 AM
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Can you guess what this is? Plus last week's answer and winner!

October 4, 2021

Monday Nature Mystery

We have no winner this week! Our contest rules state that both the common AND latin name must be provided, and that individuals may win one prize every 90 days. It was a tough one!

Last week's photo features the fruit of the Sassafras tree (Sassafras albidum). Sassafras is a deciduous native that can grow to 60.' It is a host plant to the Promethea Moth, Spicebush Swallowtail and a number of other lepidoptera. Do you want to learn more about native trees? Visit our good friends at Plant NOVA Trees ([link removed]) for more information.

Last Week's mystery: Fruit of the Sassafras tree (Sassafras albidum) Photo: Will Stuart

Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.

Here is this week’s mystery:

Be sure to post your answer on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under the Monday Mystery not reply to this email with your guess!

Please remember to write the common name, being mindful of hyphens, uppercase and lowercase letters and always include the Latin name in parentheses. To learn more about bird names click here ([link removed]) .

Photo: Lorie Shaull from St Paul, United States, CC BY-SA 2.0 ([link removed]) , via Wikimedia Commons

Do you know what this is? Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under Monday Nature Mystery.

Good luck!

-Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

Please note that all entries are date and time-stamped. We review each correct answer to see who commented first. If someone 'likes' your comment, it would move it up on the list, making it look like the first post. Winners are limited to one prize every 90 days.


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