Can you guess what this is? Plus last week's answer and winner!
March 7, 2022
Monday Nature Mystery
We are pleased to announce the winner of our Monday Nature Mystery, Gina De Naples Sando! Please email us your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to: [email protected]
Congratulations to Gina for correctly identifying the invasive plant known as Mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata). According to the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s fact page, Mile-a-minute thrives in areas with plenty of direct sunlight and damp soil. Because Mile-a-minute is an annual (propagating only from seeds) with a shallow root system, this invasive is best removed from lightly infested areas by digging the plants up (with strong gloves to protect hands from the spines) and disposing of them before they go to seed in August.
Last Week's mystery: Mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata). Photo: Vilseskogen via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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 under the Monday Mystery post...do not reply to this email with your guess! We only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email.
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.
Photo: Judy Gallagher
Who is this?
Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA under this week's Monday Nature Mystery. Remember, we only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email!
-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.