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A Day in the Forest Facts Study Guide Game Cards
Quiz Card One What wizard of the woods has the amazing adaptation of a flap of skin between its front and back legs that helps it to glide through the canopy of the woods?
Answer Quiz Card One A flying squirrel
Quiz Card Two What wizard of the woods has the amazing adaptation of being able to stand still and be completely invisible?
Answer Quiz Card Two Deer
Quiz Card Three What wizard of the woods has the amazing adaptation of being able to spray a noxious chemical at an enemy 20 feet away?
Answer Quiz Card Three A skunk
Quiz Card Four Who is the wizard of the woods that can float on a silken thread for miles?
Answer Quiz Card Four The gypsy moth caterpillar.
Quiz Card Five Name the wizard of the woods that can climb four feet out of a nesting hole using the claws on its feet and its egg tooth to drop forty feet to join its parents.
Answer Quiz Card Five The baby wood duck.
Quiz Card Six What is the top layer of the woods?
Answer Quiz Card Six The canopy.
Quiz Card Seven What is the name of the layer right under the canopy where you find small trees and bushes?
Answer Quiz Card Six The shrub layer.
Quiz Card Eight What is the layer under the shrub layer where you find wildflowers and ferns?
Answer Quiz Card Eight The field layer.
Quiz Card Nine What is the name of the layer where you would find the fallen leaves, branches, and trees? This layer helps to “feed” the forest.
Answer Quiz Card Nine The litter.
Quiz Card Ten What is the bottom layer of the forest?
Answer Quiz Card Ten The soil, where earthworms and other creatures turn organic material back into dirt.
Quiz Card Eleven What turns the tons of fallen leaves and other dead material back into soil?
Answer Quiz Card Eleven Fungi, bacteria, and small animals turn the fallen debris into soil.
Quiz Card Twelve The woods are made up of vertical communities as well as horizontal communities. Name the community where you would find the wood ducks and frogs.
Answer Quiz Card Twelve The woodland pond, river, or stream.
Quiz Card Thirteen What vertical community of the woods is created when a tree falls down and more sunlight suddenly fills an area of the woods?
Answer Quiz Card Thirteen The woodland copse is created when a tree falls and the sun lovers are able to grow: shrubs, saplings, and bushes.
Quiz Card Fourteen Another vertical layer is formed when farmers cut down trees or a forest is destroyed by fire. Do you know the name of this layer?
Answer Quiz Card Fourteen The woodland meadow is a wonderful field of flowers and grasses that first take hold when the land is cleared of trees.
Quiz Card Fifteen What is the name of the layer where you would find rocky ledges, with only a thin layer of soil, growing mostly pine trees?
Answer Quiz Card Fifteen The ridge community.
Quiz Card Sixteen Where would you find the plants that love mud and mire?
Answer Quiz Card Sixteen The woodland swamp.
Quiz Card Seventeen Name the most peaceful of all the woodland communities. Very few animals live here because there is no shrub or field layer. There is a very deep layer of litter that makes this community almost completely silent.
Answer Quiz Card Seventeen The woodland park.
Quiz Card Eighteen Name the wizard of the woods that could throw their voice to be a ventriloquist.
Answer Quiz Card Eighteen The ovenbird.
Quiz Card Nineteen Why are the woods of New York called temperate forests?
Answer Quiz Card Nineteen Temperate forests are never too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry, or too windy. The trees “temper” or tone down the effects of wind, rain, and temperature so that the woods are always moderate or medium.
Quiz Card Twenty Where can you find temperate forests besides here in New York?
Answer Quiz Card Twenty Temperate forests are mainly found in the Northern hemisphere as far north as Maine and as far south as the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Temperate forests were called wildwood in Great Britain and once covered England and temperate Europe all the way to western USSR. They can also be found in the eastern middle of China, in Korea, and in Japan.