Dec 11 2020

Festive Woodland Trust Scotland quiz

Hello all Woodland Trust Scotland volunteers,


Just in case you are in need of a break from the festivities, have a go at our ‘Twelve Days of Christmas Quiz’!  Sit back with your mince pie and sherry and have a go, and you might pick up one or two nuggets of woodland wildlife knowledge along the way.


Answers will be posted on 31st December, watch this space!


  1. Which partridge species is native to the UK?
  2. How many turtle doves are there in the Twelve Days of Christmas song?
  3. In the traditional song, what do the 3 French hens represent?
  4. What common garden bird does ‘four calling birds’ refer to in the original twelve days of Christmas?
  5. Name a British bird species that has the word ring in its name
  6. Name 3 species of geese that overwinter in the UK
  7. Which is the most common species of swan in the UK?
  8. What is the Latin name of the early spring flower that is also known as milk maid?
  9. How many species of wild flower can you name with the word Lady in the common name?
  10. Name a wild flower with ‘Lord’ in its common name.
  11. How many British wild birds have the word pipe in their name?
  12. Which British wild bird is known for its drumming display call?


Take care all and I hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable festive season.


Matilda Scharsach


Scotland Volunteer Development Officer






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