The Ranger's Puzzle Page

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Their Anatomy, Life Cycle & Uses

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

 

The Tree Crossword

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1. It collects sunlight, falls in the autumn. 4. This type of tree.
2. Another name for a bough of a tree. 7.  Holds tree in the ground.
3. Smaller than a forest.
5. When a seed starts to grow it is said to ....?
9.  Acorn, conker and ash keys are examples of ...?
6. Name for Pine leaves?
8. Decaying wood and leaves turn into this.
11.  All plants grow towards this.
10. Seed of a Hazel or Beech 13.  The body of the tree.
12. Plants need this to live. 14.  A wood is a .... for lots of wildlife.
15. The outside covering of a tree. 16.  The name given to lots of fallen leaves.
17. You would use this to chop a tree or split logs. 18.  Much larger than a wood.

 

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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".

 

ACORN PLANT FIRCONE F P H O T O S Y N T H E S I S
CANOPY PHOTOSYNTHESIS FOREST I I G P W I A W B R I N G S P
CARBON DIOXIDE OXYGEN HOLLY R N R K I N P E P A P M Z R A
CONIFEROUS SAP LOGS C E T E G B P L A N T V B U C
DECAY TRANSPIRATION PINE O D E C I D U O U S A E D E O
FELL BARK RINGS N H M O D J C A U P K Q R L R
FIRE CONKER ROOT E D P N L L T O L I I X A J N
GUARD COPPICE TIMBER Q E C K L Q R F K R P I U E G
LEAF DECIDUOUS TWIG Y C Z E A E K Y U A L O G S F

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Make a list of how many British creatures you can think of with the word "wood" in their name.

P A F R F A E L S T U Y T D O
O Y I I U O K L P I X T O O R
N K N O L R G O C O P P I C E
A O J Y A W B H T N V O O Q S
C A R B O N D I O X I D E P T

 

Listed below are 15 tree species commonly found in the woods and forests of Great Britain.  Six of these trees are conifer and often grown for the paper and timber industry.  Find the six conifer trees and put a line through them.

ASH, SWEET CHESTNUT, NORWAY SPRUCE, HAZEL, GRAND FIR, BEECH, BIRCH, HOLLY, LARCH, WESTERN HEMLOCK, OAK, SCOTS PINE, ROWAN, SITKA SPRUCE, WILLOW.

 

Ranger's Bad Joke!

Why does the Old Oak Tree not walk?

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Ranger's Puzzle Page created by Alan Crofts, Countryside Ranger
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