Category Archives: spot the ________

Spot the Darwin!

by Greg Mayer A colleague from another college stopped by, and mentioned that he and his colleagues are moving to offices in a new building, but that there are only two shelves in each, and they’re not allowed to bring in more shelves or files because “donors like it when all the offices look the […]

Spot the duckling!

Duckling in the lily pads! Can you spot it? (Click photo to enlarge.) Answer at 3 pm Chicago time.

Spot the paraglider!

Matthew originated the “Spot the. . . ” posts, and they’ve always been wildlife. But here’s one he took from his hotel balcony in Zermatt, and it’s SPOT THE PARAGLIDER.  Can you see it? Click photo to enlarge: The answer is below the fold:

Here’s the luna moth!

Did you spot the luna moth in Mark Sturtevant’s photo? Here’s the original picture again (click all photos to enlarge): And the reveal. Mark notes, “There she is! I have also included a second picture that provides a closeup.”

Spot the luna moth!

I still have a decent backlog of readers’ wildlife photos, but will post a “spot the” puzzle today. This one comes from reader Mark Sturtevant, who has graced us with many insect photos before. Click on the photo (twice) to make it really big. Mark’s notes: I had a batch of luna cocoons (Actias luna) […]

Here’s the anole!

Did you spot the Anolis carolinensis in this morning’s pair of photos? Here’s the reveal (click to enlarge, click twice to make it REALLY BIG):  

Spot the anole!

Reader Barn Owl sent two phots of an Anolis lizard. These aren’t too hard, but can you spot them? Barn Owl’s notes: Attached are two “Spot the X, Suburban Backyard Edition” photos for your consideration.  Both photos include the same American anole (Anolis carolinensis), but are taken from different angles (and the animal moved in-between). Answer at […]

Here’s the bird!

Did you spot it? Here’s the original photograph by Diane G. (click to enlarge): And here’s the bird! But what is it? It’s this: Got the species yet? Diane gives us the answer: The bird is a Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre).  Attached our shot of a couple of the Thrashers peeking out of their saguaro home, […]

Spot the bird!

This photo comes from reader Diane G., who tells us there’s a bird in it, but she isn’t going to identify it here. Her notes: My son and I did some birding in Arizona Memorial Day week-end, and as always we took tons of pics at several different venues.  Sorting through them later, I  came […]

Here’s the beetle!

How many of you spotted the beetle in this picture? Here’s the original: And the reveal: And the beetle again: