Dear Readers, it’s that time of year when the trees and hedges are laden down with berries and hips and haws. The thrushes are ecstatic, and if you keep your eyes open you might even be able to spot some waxwings later in the year. But how many of those pretty shiny fruits can you identify?
Match the photo to the list below (so, if you think photo 1 is a blackberry, your answer is 1) a) ).
You have until 5 p.m. next Thursday (8th October) to post your answers in the comments if you want to be marked ( write your answers down on a piece of paper first if you don’t want to be influenced by speedier people).
a) Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus agg.)
b) Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)
c) Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
d) Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
e) Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
f) Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
g) Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
h) Wild Service Tree (Sorbus torminalis)
i) Elder (Sambucus nigra)
j) Yew (Taxus baccata)
k) Juniper (Juniperus communis)
l) Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
m) Burnet Rose (Rosa spinosissima)
n) Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)
o) Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)