Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Test of Bioregional Knowledge

  1. What soil series are you standing on?
  2. When was the last time a fire burned your area?
  3. Name five native edible plants in your region and their seasons of availability.
  4. From what direction do winter storms generally come in your region?
  5. Where does your garbage go?
  6. How long is the growing season where you live?
  7. Name five grasses in your area. Are any of them native?
  8. Name five resident and five migratory birds in your area.
  9. What primary geological event or processes influenced the land from where you live?
  10. What species have become extinct in your area?
  11. What are the major plant associations in your region?
from CoEvolution Quarterly 32 (Winter 1981-82), quoted in David Orr, Ecological Literacy (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992), page 137.

1 comment:

  1. I can make reasonable guesses regarding four of these and am clueless about the rest.