Our annual quiz hosted by Ann and Mark Strutton proved as challenging as usual (not least in getting everyone in and out of the same group/breakout room for each round)! Congratulations to Ann and Mark on pulling together such a varied set of questions once again, covering insects, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates and ‘the killer’ general knowledge! It was a very close contest, with few points separating the teams throughout, but the eventual winners were Alan Piggott, Viola Read, Mike LeRoy, Matt Andrews and Linda Murphy.
When these competitions are held at the Cruck Barn, the winning team have gained custody of a mounted picture of a dragonfly. Does anyone know its whereabouts??
During discussion before the meeting, attention was drawn to a petition about the shooting of woodcock https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/595483
Also to a recording of a session at the BTO conference about Woodcock available on Youtube, the middle talk in the session on ‘Wondrous Waders’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88q1rq7pHTs