Quiz Results and Finishing Touches

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

After yesterday's rain today was damp, but thankfully drier. I hoped the mild overnight temperatures would bring more moths to the mercury vapour moth light, alas it was not the case, but we did have two species; the Early Moth and a new species for the year, the March Moth. This pretty little moth has a flight season from February to April, so we nearly caught it out of season, being only a day out of January! The female of this moth is flightless and has very little wings, more like stumps, so this is a male.

The other rather nice observation today was this beautiful Scarlet Elfcup.

This fungi grows on dead wood, apparently it is edible but not recommended.

We finished the path from yesterday, which makes this bit of the green route, along Risedale Beck, seem more inviting. Thanks again to all the volunteers who helped yesterday.  

The Foxglove 'Words Associated with Christmas' Quiz results are now in.

Many thanks again to all those who supported our quiz and especially to those who sent in their answers, a special mention to Pat Thistlethwaite for compiling the quiz, and to our Glennis for doing all the leg work. We had a particularly good response this time. The results only record those who returned them…there is no ‘bottom of the class’!!


Christine Byers

Roger and Jenny

Frank and Carol Broughton

Ann and Bob Hall

Stacey and Adam

Liz Duggan

The Coopers

Mavis Hodgeson – the name drawn from the hat to win the prize!



Anne and Mike Bacon

June Gittens

Trish Illingworth



Jacky and Martin Botterill

Jonathan Heap and family

Jo Rainer



Mrs Doreen Newcombe

Lesley Garbutt



Mike Fenwick

Many thanks to Pat Thistlethwaite who compiles them for us and who already has the next one in the pipe line. So look out for it. The proceeds go into Foxglove funds.

Answers for the Christmas Quiz:

1. Cupid

2. Manger

3. Reindeer

4. Casper

5. Mince pies

6. Gabriel

7. Maids a milking

8. Clementine

9. Holly

10. Vixen

11. Comet

12. Melchior

13. Silent night

14. Three French hens

15. Elves

16. Lords a leaping

17. Wassailing

18. Dancer

19. Pigs in Blankets

20. Crackers

21. White Christmas

22. Orient

23. Frankincense

24. Sleigh

25. Rudolph

26. Star

27. Turkey

28. Good King Wenceslas

29. Zzzz

30. Gorgonzola

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