The Ranger's Puzzle Page

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Here is my latest selection of puzzles based upon the Natural World topics which we talk about at the Woodland Education Centre.  Wow, there's even a "Ranger's Bad Joke" at the bottom of the page.  Have fun!

Woodland Birds Crossword

NEW!  Click Here for the new interactive version of this crossword!

 

Across

Down

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1.  This bird's name is made up of two others. 2.  Mr Red Breast.
4.  You might think this bird rears nuts instead of chicks. 3.  Lays eggs in other birds nests.
6.  Soars over our landscape.
8.  Most hunt in the dark.
5.  Pest to farmers, plagues corn fields at harvest time.
9.  A bird nursery.
10.  Tit family, as black as ...?
7.  Noisy black bird, lives in colonies in tall trees.
12.  Beautiful game bird, often killed on the roads.
13.  Sky or Wood ...?
11.  Tiny bird of pine forests, has a cousin whose name begins with "Fire".
14.  Species of woodpecker.
16.  Found on birds, many colours.
15.  Blue, Marsh and Great are examples.
18.  Large bird with long beak, feeds & breeds in woodland.
19.  Produced by plants and eaten by birds.
17.  Hatches from egg.

NEW!  Click Here for the new interactive version of this crossword!

 

Now make a food chain from some of the answers in the crossword.
My food chain is                                   .

 

 

Word Search

Find the Key Words listed below in the Word Search Box.  Put a line through each word as you find them.  Words can appear horizontally, vertically, diagonally and written "back to front".

 

BEAK WAGTAIL woodsea_lr.jpg (6344 bytes) W O O D P E C K E R E T B A Y T
BLUE TIT BILL T I U Y R E S T S G N I S R E Y
FLEDGLING CONE A B N E E R R F O T H T O D G S
GREAT TIT FLOCK W T B G D U F C W A G T A I L P
MAGPIE INSECT N U T H A T C H H L I A F L V E
PEANUT NUTHATCH Y I I S T S A A Q R V E L J O A
PELLET PERCH O V T G O Q I H R R C R I B D N
PREDATOR PINE W R E N R J B E F M A G P I E U
SINGS RAPTOR L D U A A H T J B T I U W L B T
TAWNY OWL TALON K M L Q P V M E N O C S H L N Q
TERRITORY WING C J B T T D A S L P U E M O S F
WOODPECKER WREN O A G P O K D Z C L P H S V C B
L G V L R Z O K N D E B E N I P
F L E D G L I N G G K P G T I G

 

OWLS

 

There are five species of owl found in the British Isles.  The Long Eared Owl and the Short Eared Owl are less well known than the others.  Can you name the other three?

1.              Owl
2.              Owl
3.              Owl

True Or False?

Owls only fly at night          
Owls live in buildings          
Owls only eat plants          
Owl pellets are made up of bones and fur          

 

Ranger's Bad Joke!

What type of pie can fly?

Click for answer

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Ranger's Puzzle Page created by Alan Crofts, Countryside Ranger
Copyright Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust
Website http://www.go.to/offwell

 

 

PRODUCED BY THE OFFWELL WOODLAND & WILDLIFE TRUST WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND