Christmas Party and Competitions

Thanks to everyone who came for making our Christmas party a wonderfully fun event again.  As well as mulled cider, lashings of delicious food and great company, we had quizzes to test our knowledge on our local wildlife and our annual photo competition.

Christmas Leaf Quiz

Have a go at one of those quizzes now yourself…..

We collected and pressed 20 different leaves from deciduous trees from Normandy Common.  Can you name them all?  See below for the answers.
Leaf Quiz from 2018 FNW Christmas Party
Congratulations to Linda Pike for winning our annual photo competition, decided by votes from the Christmas party attendees.  This year’s theme was “autumn”, and here is the impressive winning photo.
Photo by Linda Pike


The answers to the above Christmas leaf quiz are:
1. Elder (Sambucus nigra)
2. Ash (Fraxinus exelsior)
3. Rowan or Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)
4. Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)
5. Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
6. Field Maple (Acer campestre)
7. Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
8. Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
9. Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
10. Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)
11. Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)
12.Goat or Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)
13. Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
14. Hazel (Corylus avellana)
15. Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
16. Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
17. English Elm (Ulmus procera)
18. Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
19. Lime (Tilia sp.)
20. Aspen (Populus tremula)