Beginning Tuesday, July 1, we will start the 'Scientific Scavenger Hunt' game. Here on the blog I will post the scientific name of a plant, rock or other natural item that can be found in Marlborough. Your job is to figure out what it is, then go find it and take a 'selfie' with it. The first 3 people to bring the pic into RML each week will earn a new book and (5) raffle entries.
Here is your first clue for "Poisonous Things That Kill You". Stop in and get an answer sheet where you can write down your weekly answers. 5 clues posted on Fridays. Earn a raffle entry for each correct answer. Submit all 5 correct for 5 more raffle entries.
POISONOUS THINGS THAT KILL YOU
Clue for Week #1:
Ms Patty was vacationing in California with her family, when they stopped to admire the view from the side of the road. Looking down, Patty (being a gardener) noticed some lovely shrubs with vibrant flowers that gave off a fragrant aroma. She picked a few, and decided they would make a lovely garnish for the dinner she was making that night with some fresh, local ingredients. Fortunately for the rest of her family, Patty noticed numbness in her fingers while plating the garnish. This was followed by eye irritation, then after taking a nibble to see how the flower tasted, a severe gastrointestinal and cardiac reaction. Luckily, her daughter Anna is studying to be a nurse, and noticed Patty face-down in the fish tostadas.
What was this pretty yet potentially lethal plant with pretty flowers?
***PLEASE DON'T COMMENT WITH THE ANSWER! WRITE IT DOWN ON YOUR OWN GAME SHEET AND HAND IN AT RML FOR A RAFFLE ENTRY!