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.
The white berries snowberry produces are toxic to humans, but many different wildlife species eat them including grouse, quail and bears and it is an important winter food.
This image is from the TV show Foyle’s War, and the actor on the right is Honeysuckle Weeks. Snowberry is in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae.
The name ‘snowberry’ refers to the white fruit, and on our local species, Symphoricarpos albus, ‘albus’ means white.
This alkaloid is what makes snowberry toxic to humans. It can cause gastrointestinal problems if consumed, but not to worry, you’d likely vomit it up first.