STREET CREATURES QUIZ

What is Street Creatures?  This is the game I run on Twitter every Friday. I’ve
collected all the past quizzes here in one place so you can either relive them, or play
them for the first time.

How does it work?  Provided are four, seemingly unrelated clues, that are all
connected by a wild organism that can be found in a city. Look at the four clues,
do some research, and when you think you’ve figured it out, click on ‘Answer’
to reveal what connects the clues, and how they are connected.

Follow me on Twitter to play #StreetCreatures live every Friday at 9am PST.

Quiz #29 Clues

Elephant hawk moth
WWII
Honey
Weaving

Answer (Don't click until you've solved it)

Fireweed/Rosebay Willowherb (Chamaenerion angustifolium)

Elephant Hawk Moth:

Rosebay Willowherb is a hostplant for this most spectacular of European moths. 

Learn more.

WWII:

Fireweed is a pioneer species and is often the first to sprout following a disturbance. After the bombing of London during WWII, these pink flowers sprouted in many of the building’s ruins.

Learn more.

Honey:

Honey bees make fireweed honey from this plant and it’s long been used, and still is, in folk medicine. It is often highly sought after and is considered the ‘champagne of monofloral honey’.

Learn more.

Weaving:

The stems of fireweed can yield fibers that many indigenous people used for weaving. Want to try it yourself?

Here’s how.

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