Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 3 of 9
 [ 123 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 9  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:01 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21344
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
Which of the following are classified under the grass family:
- Buckwheat
- Bamboo
- Cannabis
- Mielies (maize or corn)
- Rice
- Oats
- Bulrushes
- Rye
- Peanuts
- Sesame?

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:51 am
Posts: 2159
I would say all except for peanuts.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:49 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21344
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
Sprocks, if I say Yay or Nay, or how many right, it will make it too easy for others ...
Will wait for a couple of others to attempt it before I comment ...

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:52 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:45 pm
Posts: 5598
Location: Pretoria
I would say both cannabis and peanuts are not considered grass family. :hmz:

_________________
Marius
Hunter, nature lover, conservationist.

I believe that for man to survive, we must work with nature rather than against her. We need the land; the land doesn't need us. Too many people have lost sight of this fact. - Bruce Truter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:25 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:37 pm
Posts: 7460
Location: Daar waar die bobbejane hul borshare kam
Buckwheat - No
Cannabis - No
Bulrush - No

_________________
“Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t.” - Harvey MacKay


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:35 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:37 pm
Posts: 7460
Location: Daar waar die bobbejane hul borshare kam
If you are referring to true grasses (Poaceae), OWN, my answers are as follows:

- Buckwheat - No
- Bamboo - Yes
- Cannabis - No
- Mielies (maize or corn) - Yes
- Rice - Yes
- Oats - Yes
- Bulrushes - No
- Rye - Yes
- Peanuts - No
- Sesame - Yes

_________________
“Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t.” - Harvey MacKay


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:22 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21344
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
Sprocky - 6/10
Bishop - 7/10
Elzet - 9/10

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:38 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14226
Location: Pretoria, RSA
- Buckwheat - No
- Bamboo - Yes
- Cannabis - No
- Mielies (maize or corn) - Yes
- Rice - Yes
- Oats - Yes
- Bulrushes - No
- Rye - Yes
- Peanuts - No
- Sesame - No

_________________
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparkshr.org


One positive deed is worth more than a thousand critical words.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:46 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:38 pm
Posts: 5208
Location: Johannesburg
Award: Avatar of the Year (2012)
I agree with Imberbe on this one.

_________________
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~Henry Ward Beecher


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:58 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21344
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
Elzet, close; but Imberbe takes IT! :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap:

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:26 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14226
Location: Pretoria, RSA
:thumbs_up:

What is the basic difference between "sweet grass" and "sour grass"?

_________________
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparkshr.org


One positive deed is worth more than a thousand critical words.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:28 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21344
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
At its most basic, the one is sweet to the taste and the other is more sour. :doh: :twisted:

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:32 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14226
Location: Pretoria, RSA
Not quite ... :twisted:

_________________
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparkshr.org


One positive deed is worth more than a thousand critical words.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:41 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21344
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
:wink:

The terms "sweet grass' and "sour grass" basically have little to do with the palatability of the grass, but rather its nutrient content.
Certain rocks (e.g. granite) yield soils lower in nitrogen content, which then translates into a grass that develops less nutrients. These are termed "sour grasses" and have lower numbers of grazers utilising them as a result.
High-nitrogen-yield soils (e.g. from basalt) lead to grasses with higher nutrient content throughout their growth cycles, which can then support much larger numbers of grazers.

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:27 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 21344
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
Give two areas each of where sweet and sour grasses, respectively, dominate in Kruger.

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 123 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 9  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Delene D at 21:45:54 Submitted by RonelMentz at 19:42:06 Submitted by BevAnn at 14:56:01 Submitted by Lindyvee at 13:30:45