The Last Green Valley Quiz

Take the quiz. Those with the correct answer will be entered to win our monthly giveaway.

Here are some of our previous quiz questions, answers, and winners:

January: January is a very busy month for eagles in The Last Green Valley. How many eagles were sighted during The Last Green Valley’s Eagle Count of January 2020? Answer: 27 (21 adults, 6 juveniles). Winner: Lots of guesses but no correct answers.

December: This animal is often present anywhere there is a yearlong source of water and its most distinctive feature is its paddle shaped tail. Answer: Beaver. Winner: Maya B. from West Hartford, CT.

November: In what town in The Last Green Valley did Dr. Rev. Samuel Nott serve his parishioners for 72 years? Answer: Franklin, CT. Winner: Ross H. from Brooklyn, CT.

October: What was the name of the woman from Putnam that was jailed in Washington DC for picketing the White House in 1917? Answer: Dorothy Bartlett. Winner: Mike W. from West Simsbury, CT.

September: What large shrub is Connecticut’s state flower? Answer: Mountain Laurel. Winner: Ali M. from Dayville, CT.

August: What moth is often mistaken for a bird because of its body size? Answer: Hummingbird moth. Winner: Sharon C. from Cheshire, CT.

July: What reptile hibernates at the bottom of ponds in winter and sheds its outer layer of shell in summer? Answer: Painted Turtle. Winner: John L. from MA.

June: What flying mammal is responsible for devouring 600 mosquitoes an hour? Answer: Bat. Winner: Robin L.

May: What insect, part of the wasp family, extracts nectar from plants and is essential in pollinating plants in The Last Green Valley and beyond?  Answer: Bee. Winner: Lynette M. from MA.

April: Have you ever heard of an animal called the whistle pig? What is its common name? Answer: Woodchuck or groundhog. Winner: Multiple winners selected!

March: What is the name of the nocturnal animal that was first reported in CT in the 1950s? The best identifying features are the black V-shaped shoulder harness and a bushy black-tipped tail. It can be heard on quiet nights in late fall and winter. Answer: Eastern coyote. Winner: Theresa V. from Pomfret, CT.

February: In what town in The Last Green Valley is the Union Society Building located? Answer: Eastford, CT. Winner: Elizabeth L. from Oakdale, NY.

January: Where in The Last Green Valley can you enter in a lottery to get a permit to rent a 3-acre island in the middle of a lake? Answer: USACE at Buffumville Lake. No one answered correctly.