Can you guess what this is? Plus last week's answer and winner!
November 15, 2021
Monday Nature Mystery
We are pleased to announce the winner of our Monday Nature Mystery, Cathy Jett! Please email us your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Monday%20Nature%20Mystery%20Winner!)
Congratulations to Cathy for correctly identifying Elderberry (Sambucus nigra). Cathy was also kind enough to share the following information from WebMD ([link removed]) . Elderberry is native to Europe and North America. The berries are used to make medicine. Some people take elderberry by mouth for the common cold, flu (influenza), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses or to fight COVID-19. On the other hand, cooked elderberries are used for making wine and tea, and also pies, jellies, and jams.
They are also an important food source for birds migrating in the fall! Want to learn more about native plants that support birds? Visit our Audubon at Home ([link removed]) program!
Last Week's mystery: Elderberry (Sambucus nigra).
Photo: JK Marlow
Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.
Click here ([link removed]) for this week’s audio mystery!
Be sure to post your answer on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under the Monday Mystery post...do 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: Johannes Plenio via Unsplash
Do you know whose song this is? Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under Monday Nature Mystery.
-Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
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