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Trivia Night a Big Hit at Northwoods Brewery

(by Dyanna Smith)

Which owl is the smallest owl found nesting in NH? What state has a gull for their state bird? What raptor CANNOT be found in NH when they are one year old? If you were one of the folks who joined us at Northwoods Brewery for Trivia Night last week, you would know the answers! Eleven teams tried their luck with a whole bunch of bird trivia (and some bird-adjacent trivia), enjoying the ambiance, good food and drink, and abundant laughter. A mix of familiar faces and new friends made the night a huge success. Thank you to Northwoods Brewing Company for hosting us, and to those of you who came out in support of NH Audubon. A special shout out to our master of ceremonies, the lively and sassy Sarah Kern, for a wonderful night of rowdy fun. And congrats to the winning team: Snap, Grackle, Pop.

I won’t leave you hanging: Northern Saw-whet Owl, Utah, and Osprey (that last one stumped me too, but Chris Martin tells us that Osprey born here migrate south and stay there for their first full year before returning in year two.) Utah designated the California gull (Larus californicus) as the official state bird in 1955. The Sea Gull Monument in Salt Lake City honors the gull, who saved the people of Utah by consuming Rocky Mountain crickets which were destroying all the crops in 1848.