Latin names

Here are most of the Latin names that we use each week on the wooden badges

latin names 

Overview

Here are most of the Latin names that we use each week on the wooden badges!

Some local some global - some in your garden, on your sofa, in the rainforest or the icy glaciers

  • Adansonia the Baobab Tree - of Madagascar the place of ayeaye and chameleons
  • Amazilia the Humming bird - metallic feathers and super fast flight
  • Anax the dragonfly - the aquatic monster,camouflaged colour changer
  • Apodemus the Woodmouse - like a little kangaroo you can leap into the air with bright eyes
  • Apus the Swift - fast from Africa to summer here, a screeching devil some say
  • Aquila te Golden Eagle - superb hunter with talons to tear at flesh
  • Arion the Slug- the harp shaped musical Greek hero
  • Athene the Little Owl - wise greek with a screech and a fondness for Apodemus
  • Betula the Silver Birch tree - the silvery one with papery skin and sap that makes wine
  • Bombus the Bumblebee - an explosion and a bottom that is sometimes orange
  • Bufo the Toad - the natural pest controller
  • Buteo the Buzzard - the graceful high flyer a football secret
  • Calluna the Heather - a purple skin on a rare and fragile place, bombus drinks from you
  • Canis the Wolf - canine teeth long and sharp extinct in this country
  • Cervus The Red Deer - hunted and served in restaurants you are a wild creature sometimes a pest
  • Chelonia the Turtle eater of jellyfish tha sometimes are killer plastic bags
  • Copris the Dung Beetle - sacred to the Egyptians you push the sun through the sky
  • Corvus the Crow - you scavenger ,dark creature , feeding on dead bodies
  • Corylus the Hazel nut tree - a symbol of knowledge,use your nut some say
  • Dendrocopos the Woodpecker - the drummer of the woods with long, long tongue
  • Diceros the Rhinoceros - rare herbivore endangered by poaching
  • Diomedea the Albatross - flying over the oceans but problems with plastics
  • Dolomedes the Bog Spider- zebra striped water walker that spins a sack
  • Drosera the Sunsdew- you catch your own food but have no mouth or legs
  • Equus the Pony - plant muncher, cruncher you shape the forest
  • Erinaceus the Hedgehog - handle with care this natural pest controller that humans love but kill
  • Erithacus the Robin - with us all the time but sits on mantlepieces at christmas
  • Fagus the Beech Tree - royalty of the forest even when your dead you give food to others
  • Fraxinus - The Ash Tree - The Viking symbol of life stretching from heaven to hell
  • Gammarus the shrimp - small cousin of the king prawn with super swimming ability
  • Ilex the Holly Tree - Symbol of life in the dark winter with red drops of blood
  • Lacerta the Lizard... scaley sunbather and eater of insects whose tail can drop off
  • Lithobius the Centipede- Blind predator with lots of legs, with poisonous bite
  • Loxodonta the Elephant - mighty herbivore of Africa with a long memory
  • Lumbricus the Earthworm - a little rotter, a litter recycler, food of many creatures
  • Meles the Badger - a creature of sunrise and sunset beetle cruncher look out for cars
  • Musa the banana - tropical fruits with giant green leaves
  • Myrica the Bog Myrtle - the smelly one that lives on the bog
  • Natrix the grass snake - bufo eating ,beautiful smelly, skin shedding, egg-layer
  • Noctua the Moth - nocturnal long tongued shape shifting flapper
  • Notonecta the Water Boatman - aquatic bubble holding predator with paddles and a hairy bottom
  • Oniscus the Woodlouse- a little rotter with 14 legs and seaside relatives
  • Pan the Chimpanzee - our cousin with fondness for trees
  • Panthera the Lion - bold hunter of Africa, a king maybe
  • Parus the Blue Tit - busy coloured two legger that gets eaten by falco
  • Pica the Magpie - one for sorrow two for joy… silver and gold too
  • Plecotus the Bat- night time hunter swooping after noctua
  • Pongo the Orang utan - old man of the Forest..with golden fur
  • Rana the Frog- slippery water loving shape shifter
  • Salix the Willow tree - toothache healer water dweller
  • Sciurus the Squirrel - rascal pest cruncher of corylus
  • Sphagnum the Bog moss -soggy sponge of the bog
  • Strix the Tawny Owl - silent nocturnal hunter of apodemus
  • Talpa the Mole - the dark one worm eater
  • Theobroma the Cocoa Chocolate tree..delicious flavours from the tropics
  • Tyto the Barn Owl ..hovering over mice and swooping to bite their heads off
  • Ulex the Gorse - horse of course eats you
  • Uncia the Snow Leopard - beautiful fur and skin the poachers might get
  • Ursus the Polar Bear - great carnivore of the icey north
  • Vulpes the Fox - sly rascal pest pokemon, and a very fine creature?