May 23, 2022

Monday Nature Mystery

We are pleased to announce the winner of our last Monday Nature Mystery, Lisa FilipyPlease email us your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to: [email protected]

Congratulations to Lisa for correctly identifying the Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). According to All About Birds, the Bobolink is one of the world’s most impressive songbird migrants, traveling some 12,500 miles (20,000 kilometers) to and from southern South America every year. Throughout its lifetime, it may travel the equivalent of 4 or 5 times around the circumference of the earth.Wow!

Last Week's mystery: Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). Photo: Libby Lyons
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 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: Bill Young

I’m not aggressive towards people but if you scare me I can deliver a powerful bite! Who am I? For this mystery we only need the common name and the genus name.

Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name - genus only this week!) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA under this week's Monday Nature Mystery. Remember, we only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email!

Good luck!

-Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

Please note that we only accept entries on our Facebook page where they are date and time-stamped. Remember that if you need to correct your entry, you should make a new posting rather than correcting the old one so that we get a correct time stamp for your correction. Winners are limited to one prize every 90 days.

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