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:

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.

December: What town in The Last Green Valley has the smallest Town Green at 0.05 acres? Answer: Chaplin, CT. Winner: Rick L.

November: Which town in The Last Green Valley was first settled in 1664 as part of the Quaboug Plantation? Answer: East Brookfield, MA. Winner: Quinlan C. from Sterling, CT.