May 06, 2011

Natural History Riddles

It’s time again to flex your natural history knowledge with another round of…

Just like the other rounds, any Washington State person, place or living thing is fair game. Keep an eye on the Burke Blog for the answers soon!
Update: Scroll down to see the answers.

Riddle #1:
Bending wood and carving new paths,
Lending a hand to carpenters and shipwrights,
Used by peoples near and far

What am I?

Riddle #2:
We drink our food;
Flying backwards is a unique trait;
With the exception of one species, we fly south for the winter

What am I?

Riddle #3:
Don’t be fooled by my rocky exterior;
Beautiful surprises are inside

What am I?

Posted By: Andrea Barber, Communications

Answers BelowAnswer #1: Adze

Answer #2: Rufous Hummingbird

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Answer #3: Geode

An Amethyst Geode from the Burke's Geology collection