10.02.2009

Nature Quiz



Lucy was assigned to collect some items from nature to bring to her kindergarten class. She went on a walk with Grandma Jean and found the others in our backyard. Unfortunately, she got sick and never made it back to school, so the nature collection is still at home.

Ten points for whoever can identify all 13 items. (Mom, I need help with a proper name for #10.) Nevermind, let's up the ante. A ten-dollar gift card to Sonora Grill goes to the first person who gets them all correct. One submission, per person. Ready, set, GO!

13 comments:

Katie said...

I'll admit that gift card offer had me tempted to try...but then I remembered the extent of my nature-identifying skills....

Debra said...

heres my guesses...sage, beans, tomatillos(sp?) tomatoe, lavender, aspen leaf, acorns, 4-leaf clover, pear tomatoes,um..a nut from a tree, daisy, pinecone, garlic,...thats the best i can do

Joanie said...

Sage, beans, tomatillos, tomato, purple flower (maybe lavendar?), leaf (maybe aspen), acorns, four leaf clover, grape tomatoes, lime (I know that's not right, but whatever), small sunflower, pinecone, garlic.

pteronarcys.esq said...

Sage, beans, tomatillo, tomato, lavendar, aspen, acorns, clover, grage tomato, wallnut, blackeyed susan, pine cone, garlic.

Mindy S. said...

sage; a bean from a catalpa tree, or just a garden bean it is hard to say; tomatillo; tomato (it is green so it could be a green pineapple tomato); lavendar; aspen leaf; acorns; 4-leaf clover, which Emily adores; pear tomaotes; a very large english walnut fruit, or a Chaenomeles/nordic lemon, though it does look some what like a green longan or chayote or is it a calamondin, looks like it could also be a Spanish lime/genips/quenepa/mamoncillos/ mamones, yet is too nice to be an ugli fruit; sunflower - of the dried variety; pinecone; garlic.

Mindy S. said...

I also have to state that if Emily doesn't know the proper name for #10, we shouldn't have to either.

Tanna said...

My kids have a "Grandma Jean" also. My mom is Jean and they call her g-ma Jean. I love it! Abby's middle name is Jean. She thinks her name is Abby Grandma Jean.

Anonymous said...

The green sphere is a black walnut.
Mom

Mindy S. said...

Does your mom know this is a quiz, and she shouldn't be givivng us the answers? What am I saying . . . mom, thanks for the answers.
And it might be a black walnut IF it came from a black walnut tree, otherwise it's a english walnut. Can we open it and find out?

Lisa said...

Dang I'm a day too late. Who is Mindy S? I like her, she seems smart and I want to be friends! Fun nature collection. You got some good things there. PS I want to find out some info about Havasupi (I don't know how to spell) Where do I go to find out or get a permit or can I just be a friend on your next trip:)

Mindy S. said...

Hi Lisa, I'm Mindy S. I'm not really smart, but I can put letters together in such a way that it *seems* I am smart. Yes - I'll be your friend!! I've learned from sad experience to not wait on Emily to introduce us to be friends -- she'll back out especially if that person you want to meet could get you your dream job. But that's neither here nor there and I'm not bitter.

PS - I hope she takes you on her next trip! I want to see pictures when you get back.

emily ballard said...

The winner of the Nature Quiz is Mindy. I guess I'll give you the $10 gift card, even though you were a little harsh with your comments. . .

Mindy S. said...

That's very noble of you. I only seemed harsh 'cuz it's typed and you couldn't hear the tone of my voice when I stated all those true facts.
BTW -- I love Emily Ballard and I'm sure I'll love Sonora Grill. And let Lucy know that it was an awesome nature collection.
Thanks for the contest. Thanks for the prize.