Category Archives: spot the nightjar (and other beasts)

Here’s the katydid!

Did you spot it this time? I doubt it! Here’s the original photo (click to enlarge) and the reveal:

Spot the katydid!

Mark Sturtevant is giving readers another chance—a harder one—to spot the cryptic insect. Click photo to enlarge. Mark’s notes are indented, and I would rate this one “very hard”. I had recently posted a Spot the Katydid, and that one seemed far too easy for the sharp-eyed readers of WEIT. So this one is harder. Can […]

Here’s the snake!

I’ve circled the snake from today’s earlier “spot the ____” puzzle, and enlarged it. Did you find it? Do you know the species?

Spot the snake!

The readers’ wildlife photo tank is running low, though I still have some pictures, but we’ll take a hiatus today and play “spot the nightjar”—with a snake. Matthew sent me a copy of this tw**t by Kelly O’Connor (a researcher at Florida’s Archbold Biological Station), and I’ve enlarged the photo. Can you spot the snake? I’d call […]

Here’s the katydid!

As promised, here’s the hidden katydid, photographed by Mark Sturtevant, that was presented this morning. Did you find it? Click photo to enlarge.

Spot the katydid!

Reader Mark Sturtevant has another puzzler for us today. Can you spot the katydid? Click twice in succession (with a pause between clicks) to enlarge the photo. I’d rank this one “moderately difficult.” I’ll put up the answer at noon Chicago time.

Here’s the fossa!

I bet you didn’t spot the fossa in this morning’s post, as that was a hard one. Here’s the answer, with the fossa circled (click to enlarge). There’s also a gif: Here's a gif showing the fosa in action. They're semi-arboreal; you're just as likely to see them in trees as on the ground. […]

Find the fossa!

Here’s a tweet from Asia Murphy, sent by Matthew Cobb, who loves “find the. . .” photos. Matthew adds that Asia is doing a Ph.D. on the mammals of Madagascar. Matthew tells us NOT to go looking for the answer on Asia’s Twitter feed, as that would spoil the fun. For this #FosaFriday, I'm going […]

Spot the shore crab!

by Matthew Cobb From the tw*tter feed of Martin Stevens, who started the whole ‘spot the’ business with his work on nightjars, here’s a cracker. I have no idea where the pesky crustacean is… Spot the shore crab. #colsci — Martin Stevens (@SensoryEcology) January 13, 2017

Here’s the mantis!

Here’s the reveal from the “find the mantis” photo that Mark Sturtevant submitted earlier today. Did you find it?