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Center School Nature Bingo

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This is a Collection of images with annotations used to create the Center School Nature Bingo game.

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    File:Corvus brachyrhynchos 30157.JPG

    Image of Corvus brachyrhynchos

    The American Crow is a distinctive bird with iridescent black feathers all over. Its legs, feet and bill are also black. American Crows are highly vocal birds. Unlike most other songbirds, males and females have the same songs. They have a complex system of loud, harsh caws and many other calls.

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    Raccoon tracks

    Image of Procyon lotor

    Raccoons are among the most adaptable of the Carnivora, able to live comfortably in cities and suburbs as well as rural and wilderness areas. They show flexibility in selecting denning sites, from tree hollows to chimneys to sewers. A varied diet is at the root of their adaptability. Raccoons eat just about anything.

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    Quercus rubra (Fagaceae) - leaf - showing orientation on twig

    Image of Quercus rubra

    Northern red oak generally first bears fruit at about 20–25 years, although most trees do not produce acorns in abundance until 40–50 years. Good crops are produced every 2–5 years. In most years, birds, mammals, and insects commonly destroy up to 80% of the crop.

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    Poison ivy

    Image of Toxicodendron radicans

    The foliage can irritate the skin of most people, causing redness and blisters. Only primates and hamsters are known to have allergic reactions to Poison Ivy. Its growth habit and the appearance of its leaflets can be highly variable, which confuses people regarding its identity. It is often confused with Virginia Creeper.

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    life is good

    Image of Bufo americanus

    American toads require a semi-permanent freshwater pond or pool with shallow water in which to breed and for their early development. They also require dense patches of vegetation, for cover and hunting grounds. These and a supply of insects for food, allow them live almost everywhere, from forests to flat grassland.

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    Image of Rana pipiens

    Image of Rana pipiens

    Slim green or brownish, with well-defined, pale-bordered, oval or round dark spots on back, white to cream below. White stripe on upper jaw. Voice is a low 'motorboat' or snore-like sound interspersed with grunting and chuckling for 1-5 seconds.

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    Image of Taraxacum officinale

    Image of Taraxacum officinale

    Dandelions are well-known, robust weeds; the common name derives from the French 'dent de lion', meaning 'lion's tooth', which refers to the deeply toothed, deep green leaves, which are arranged in rosettes. Although generally regarded as a pernicious weed, dandelions have many uses, both culinary and medicinal.

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    Image of an unknown taxon

    Image of Phytolacca americana

    This unusual plant has a striking appearance when mature because of its size and the bright reddish purple coloration of the stems. It is possibly a sign to migrating birds that the berries are ripe. The berries have considerable ecological value to many songbirds.

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    Plant - close-up

    Image of Stellaria media

    Chickweed is delicious, edible and nutritious, and has medicinal purposes and is used as a leaf vegetable, often raw in salads. Some people apply a poultice of chickweed to cuts, burns and bruises and others use it to reduce arthritis pain. Not all of its medicinal uses are supported by scientific research.

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    Image of Betula papyrifera

    Image of Betula papyrifera

    American White Birch is a well-known tree of the northern forest with its paper-thin, white, peeling bark. The bark, which has a high oil content and is thus waterproof, was used for a wide variety of building and clothing purposes by the American Indians, including the covering of the familiar birch bark canoe.

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    File:Old growth Pinus strobus.jpg

    Image of Pinus strobus and 1 other taxon

    The eastern white pine has the distinction of being the tallest tree in eastern North America (160-189 ft). It is an important timber tree for the production of softwood lumber. The wood is used for construction and other woodworking. Native American tribes used it extensively for various medicinal properties.

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    Image of Urtica dioica

    Image of Urtica dioica

    The common, or stinging, nettle has dark green leaves, and abundant stinging hairs. We become aware of nettles at an early age, usually by being stung by them. Thereafter we avoid or ignore them, but our ancestors used nettles as food, for fiber, and in medicine, and some of these uses are being revived today.

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    File:Northern Cardinal Male-27527.jpg

    Image of Cardinalis cardinalis

    The Northern Cardinal is abundant throughout the eastern US. Its diet is highly varied, but consists mainly of seeds, insects, and berries. The young are fed mostly insects. The Northern Cardinal has been selected as the state bird of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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    Rubus fructicosus

    Not to be confused with the black raspberry, this delicious plant forms dense thorny patches.

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    Image of Vitis labrusca

    Image of Vitis labrusca

    Cultivated for thousands of years, the grape is eaten raw as well as made into juice.

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    Image of Morus alba

    Image of Morus alba

    The silkworm feeds on the leaves of this tree.

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    Image of Solanum dulcamara

    Image of Solanum dulcamara

    This family of plants contains poisonous species, as well as many edibles such as tomato, pepper, potato and eggplant.

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    little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus)

    Image of Myotis lucifugus

    Little brown bats feed near or over water, mainly on aquatic insects such as caddis flies, mayflies, and midges, and typically consume half their body weight in insects each night. Nursing females may eat up to 110 percent of their body weight each night.

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    Things in my Yard - Sugar Maple

    Image of Acer saccharum

    sugar maple, is a large tree native to North America; it is the official State Tree of New York, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

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    File:Fraxinus lanuginosa f. serrata 1.JPG

    Image of Fraxinus lanuginosa

    The tree's common English name, ash, goes back to the Old English æsc, while the generic name originated in Latin. Both words also meant "spear" in their respective languages.

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    Flowers and buds - close-up

    Image of Chelidonium majus

    In the past, the sap of Greater Celandine was used to remove warts and it had other medicinal applications. However, such practices are not recommended because the sap is toxic and extremely irritating to the skin and eyes.

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    Image of Galium aparine

    Image of Galium aparine

    It is a rather weedy plant with insignificant flowers. Cleavers has up to 8 leaves per whorl. The carpels, leaves, and stems of Cleavers have an abundance of stiff hairs that can cling readily to clothing, fur, or adjacent vegetation

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    Image of an unknown taxon

    Image of Impatiens capensis

    The attractive orange flowers glisten in the sunlight, hence the name 'Jewelweed.' The Jewelweeds have a muciliginous sap that is supposed to soothe skin irritation caused by Poison Ivy and Stinging Nettle.

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    Image of Fallopia japonica

    Image of Fallopia japonica

    This introduced perennial plant is 3-8' tall. It branches frequently and has a bushy appearance. It also has the potential to become a major pest and is difficult to eradicate. The species has been declared noxious in Alabama, California, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.

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    Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Vitaceae) - leaf - showing orien...

    Image of Parthenocissus quinquefolia

    Virginia creeper is often confused with eastern poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), however; a clear distinction between the species is that eastern poison ivy has three leaflets and Virginia creeper has five leaflets.

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    Strike a Pose

    Image of Sciurus carolinensis

    This is an adaptable, omnivorous, diurnal squirrel. It prefers to den inside trees, but will construct large nests of leaves in the canopy if tree cavities are not available. An average of two to three blind, hairless young make up a litter. Litters are produced once or twice a year, in early spring and mid-summer.

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    Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

    Image of Sylvilagus floridanus

    Eastern Cottontails are among the most prolific lagomorphs. Females can have seven litters a year, producing as many as 35 young. Litters, usually of 3 to 6, are born in a fur-lined nest of dried grasses and leaves.

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    Carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)

    Image of Camponotus pennsylvanicus

    There are over 8,800 ant species known and perhaps over 11,000 more that have not yet been described. Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight with their mandibles and the total biomass of all the ants on Earth is roughly equal to the total biomass of all the people on Earth.

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    Contracted - close-up

    Image of Lumbricus terrestris

    Earthworms aerate and fertilize the soil. They bring organic matter down into their burrows from the surface. Charles Darwin estimated that a population of earthworms moves 100 tonnes (2,200 pounds) of soil per hectare (2.5 acres) in a year.

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    Rhus glabra (Anacardiaceae) - fruit - as borne on the plant

    Image of Rhus glabra

    Smooth Sumac is quite attractive during the fall. It is easily distinguished from other sumacs by its absence of hairs, lack of winged leaf stalks, or greater number of leaflets.

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    File:CulexNil.jpg

    Image of Mosquito and 2 other taxa

    Their larvae breed in water, while the females require a blood-meal from warm-blooded animals in order to lay numerous eggs. Mosquitoes can transmit numerous diseases to humans.

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    File:Turdus-migratorius-002.jpg

    Image of Turdus migratorius

    This common and widespread thrush is often seen running and hopping on lawns searching for earthworms, which are an important part of the diet, along with insects and berries (fruit may account for 60% of the diet year-round). Contrary to popular belief, earthworms are located by sight, not sound.

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    Image of Rhus typhina

    Image of Rhus typhina

    Staghorn Sumac is easy to identify in the field because its young branches are covered with dense brown hairs. These hairs have the appearance of "velvet" on a deer's antlers, hence the common name.

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    File:Zenaida macroura1.jpg

    Image of Zenaida macroura

    These doves can often be seen feeding in pairs or small groups on the ground. Their diet consists of seeds of annual weeds and grains. It's common name derives from its soft, plaintive call. Mourning doves also produce a characteristic whistle sound with their wings when they take flight.