What follows is sort of a "best-of", a few of my proudest blogging moments from the first three years of this blog, then links to all of the quizzes I've held, plus the answers, on various areas of natural history over the years.
One of my first posts, back in 2008 (when I was 24, holy flipflop!), was a short story about a radioactive theropod. It was good, I still think so! Meeting with a Spinosaurus
I blogged about the Natural History Museum later that year, where you can see a young me posing with some stuffed felids. My Favourite Museum
After my first visit to Cyprus in 8 years, when I visited the Güzelyurt Museum of Archaeology and Natural History, and reported on some of its more bizarre exhibits. Rogue Taxidermy
In the latter half of 2009, I blogged a series of posts about British wildlife, featuring an A-Z of native extant and extinct animals and one plant. For the letter B, I featured Baryonyx, and included a poem I wrote about my then-favourite dinosaur when I was about 8 years old. British Wildlife: B
And one of my favourites, my prehistoric animal alphabet, with 26 fictional creatures shaped like the letters of the alphabet, complete with binomials. Prehistoric Animal Alphabet
And here are the quizzes:
- Test your knowledge of vertebrate skulls with Cranial Challenge (answers here);
- Fun tetrapod themed riddles (answers here);
- I asked you to have a go at identifying this unusual bird (answer here);
- A series of unusual mammal skulls, here, here, and here (answers here, here, and here - the answers are in the same post as some of the questions so try to view them in order to avoid spoilers);
- A different quiz, guess the connection (answer here);
- No, it's not a fossilised belt, but what is it? (answer here);
- More skulls, this time of mammals (answer here);
- A reptilian close-up (answer here);
- Whose foot? (answer here);
- A celebrity plant quiz (answers here);
- And everyone's favourite wildfowl quiz, Name That Gosling! (answer here).
I hope I still have a few readers, in which case, thanks for reading, and a Happy New Year to all!