Category Archives: spot the nightjar (and other beasts)

Here’s the snow leopard!

That wasn’t too hard, was it? I’ve circled the cat:

Spot the snow leopard

This picture comes from a tweet by Shannon Kachel (a Ph.D. student in wildlife ecology at the University of Washington); he apparently studies snow leopards. His tweet was called “snow leopard or rock?” and there is a cat in the photo below. Can you spot it? Answer at noon Chicago time. I consider this one […]

Spot the southern flying squirrel!

Reader Gregory James sent a pretty easy “spot the” post. It’s good for beginners, but you’ll still need a few seconds to find the Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans).  His notes: My wife and I took several hikes in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine Forest over the Thanksgiving weekend. Along the way we ran into this little […]

Here’s the snow leopard!

Did you spot it? I’ve made a reveal from the photo Matthew sent:

Wildlife photos: Spot the snow leopard

This is from Matthew, of course, who originated the “spot the” series.  Here we have a hidden snow leopard (Panthera uncia) amidst a group of Siberian ibex (Capra siberica). Can you spot it? Answer later on today. INSANE. Spot the leopard.#camoflague #snowleopard #leopard #scicomm — Matt Jarvis (@jarvismj) November 21, 2017

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, November 10, 2017, and it looks to be the coldest day since last winter, perhaps with some snow. (In fact, a few flakes were falling as I walked to work.) The temperature outside now is 21° F (-6° C), and the high today will be only 33° F (1° C) It’s therefore an […]

Here’s the great blue heron!

Did you spot the great blue heron in this morning’s photo? It wasn’t too hard, and here it is (click to enlarge). Stephen said this: The image may be too small for a fair test, but it’s the first thing I see when I look out over the field. (The are actually two herons visible). And […]

Spot the Great Blue Heron!

This was sent yesterday by Stephen Barnard in Idaho. It’s a great photo, but somewhere in it is a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Can you spot it? Reveal at 11:30 Chicago time.  

Here’s the M&M!

Did you spot it? It wasn’t too hard, and here’s the reveal:

Spot the M&M!

Since today is National M&M Day, we have an appropriate quiz. Below is a photo of that worst of all confections, candy corn (otherwise known as “sugared paraffin”). In this picture is a single M&M. Can you spot it? I’ll put the reveal up in two hours. Hint: clearly the M&M has one of the […]