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.
Wordsworth wrote a couple of poems, Yarrow Visited and Yarrow Revisited, about the Yarrow Water, a river in Yarrow Parish, in the Scottish Borders, a region connected to poetry.
These birds are known for using yarrow, and a few other plants, in their nests, which are thought to fumigate and keep the nests free from pests. But there may be even more benefits to using the herb.
This is a divination method, and one of the casting methods uses fifty yarrow stalks.
Yarrow attracts beneficial invertebrates like syrphid flies and parasitoid wasps and acts as an overwintering shelter for spiders, making it a biological control used in integrated pest management.