1. Springwatch first aired in 2005 – can you name the original presenting trio? And you’ll get a bonus point if you can tell us they were based?
Michaela: Kate Humble,
Bill Oddie and Simon King.
Chris: They were based on a farm in Devon.
TVT: Correct and you got the bonus point! 2 points
2. How many different species of hedgehog are there in the world?
Michaela: I don’t have a clue! Five? Chris: No, it’s more than five. I’m going between 12 and 18. 15?
TVT: Close – there are 17. 0 points
3. When were grey squirrels introduced to Britain?
Chris (before we’ve even finished asking the question!): 1876.
TVT: Impressive! 1 point
4. What is the collective noun for a) starlings and b) frogs?
Michaela: Starlings must be a murmuration. Frogs are… an army?
TVT: Excellent! 1 point
5. Purple hairstreak and Large skipper are…?
TVT: You’re on fire! 1 point
6. What family do otters and weasals belong to?
Michaela: Mustelidae. Chris: Correct!
TVT: Yes! 1 point
7. True or false: Barn owls have lopsided ear openings?
Chris: It enables them to judge the distance that a sound is away from them without moving from one place to another.
TVT: Spot on. 1 point
8. What is the scientific name for a puffin?
Chris: Fratercula arctica. TVT: Wow! 1 point
9. Which British creature hit headlines recently when it was revealed that a common spring pesticide could affect its life cycle?
TVT: Yes! 1 point
10. Spring is an important breeding time for toads. Who voiced Toad in itv’s 1983 adaptation of the wind in the willows?
Michaela: Ian Carmichael.
TVT. No, Ian voiced Rat.
David Jason was Toad. 0 points
11. What did Beatrix Potter name her leading fox?
Chris: I’ve never read them.
Michaela: What’s a foxy name? TVT: It’s Mr Tod! 0 points
12. Spring affair was a 1976 hit for which disco singer?
Michaela: Donna Summer. TVT: Yes! You got 10 out of 13. Well done!
Chris: You did well with the frog guess, Michaela, I didn’t know that. It was a good quiz, I liked that, thank you TV Times!