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Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Quiz

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Question 1: These robin-sized seabirds nest high in the oldest ________ and redwoods to feed their young.
Douglas-firSprucePineTsuga

Question 2: A wide variety of ________ live within Big Basin, many of which can be seen by visitors.
BilateriaAnimalCtenophoraCnidaria

Question 3: Commonly seen species include the California Newt (Taricha torosa torosa), ________ (Pseudacris regilla), and Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris).
Rough-skinned newtPacific Tree FrogChorus frogHylidae

Question 4: Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of ________, located in Santa Cruz County about 36 km (23 miles) northwest of Santa Cruz.
Sacramento, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaLos AngelesCalifornia

Question 5: Less obvious are the brown creeper, Anna's hummingbird, common flicker, olive-sided flycatcher and ________.
Bicoloured HawkSharp-shinned HawkCooper's HawkShort-tailed Hawk

Question 6: Many ________ are also present, but aside from the ubiquitous Coast Range subspecies of the Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii), most are rarely seen due to their shy behavior.
AmnioteBirdSauropsidaReptile

Question 7: Adding a splash of color are wildflowers such as Indian paintbrush, ________, bush poppies and yerba santa.
PhrymaceaeMimulusAntirrhinumLinaria vulgaris

Question 8: Amongst mammals, Black-tailed deer, gray squirrels, chipmunks and raccoons are common, but foxes, coyotes, ________, and opossums are also present.
BobcatRed FoxCougarGray Wolf

Question 9: The only dangerous reptile in the park is the Pacific Rattlesnake (________), found almost exclusively in the high, dry chaparral.
Crotalus oreganus lutosusCrotalus oreganus helleriCaliforniaCrotalus oreganus

Question 10: The damp, shady woodland floor is home to a variety of ________.
ReptileChordateBirdAmphibian







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