Answers to the games will appear in the next issue
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SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S CRYPTOGRAM:
So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scotland has abundant wildlife (I don't mean in the cities at night). Here is a set of questions to see what you know about the various animals that can be found in Scotland
1. The common name in Scotland for Felis silvestris is the
2. Maybe the most elusive of the land animals, this nocturnal character technically known as martes martes this predator has made something of a come back and has spread its range out across more of Scotland where it enjoys invading gardens. It is popularly known as a
3.These impressive animals (technically called Cervus elaphus scoticus are best seen in autumn during the breeding season. They are the largest native land mammal in Britain.
4.Britains only poisonous snake prefers to slip away rather than to attack people or domesticated animals. The dark zig-zag pattern on the backs of this vipera berus makes them easy to identify.
5. These dramatic marine mammals, although rare, have become more and more frequent in Scottish waters (although rather far off-shore). Considered one of the best predators in the ocean, these highly social animals travel in "pods" (not of the "pea" type). Their distinctive black and white coloring makes them easy to identify for most people. Can you identify the?
ANSWERS TO LAST MONTH'S QUIZ:OK me hearties - let's see how good you are with tartans. In this quiz we ask you to name the tartan. We are looking only for the name - you don't need to specify "dress" or "old colors" etc. But just so you should know we made this a little harder - none of the tartans has a "clan" name associated with it!