Category Archives: spot the nightjar (and other beasts)

Here’s the marmot!

Did you spot the marmot in this morning’s photo by Leo Glenn? I thought it was, as Leo said, medium hard. Anyway, here’s the original and then his reveal:

Spot the marmot!

Reader Leo Glenn sent a puzzler and some notes: Here’s a photo taken last May in Yellowstone National Park of a Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris). I would give it an easy-to-moderate difficulty rating. Can you spot the marmot? The answer at 11 a.m. Chicago time. Click photo to enlarge:  

Here’s the cottontail!

Did you spot the eastern cottontail in this morning’s photos? If not, Gabe McNett give us the reveal. Here it is (click to enlarge):  

Spot the bunny!

Are you bright eyed and alert this morning? If so, try out this puzzle. It’s the second of reader Gabe McNett’s “spot the. . . ” photos.  He thinks this one is harder than the black snake he sent yesterday. As he says: This eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) I’d rate as difficult. I see these all […]

Here’s the black rat snake!

Did you spot it? Photographer Gabe McNett said it would be easy, but I didn’t think so. Anyway, here’s the reveal:

Spot the black rat snake!

Reader Gabe McNett sent me two really good “spot the photos”, along with reveals. I’ll put one up today. Here’s his notes (I’ve eliminated the clues): A black rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus). I spotted this beauty while returning from a field site. I’d rate this one as relatively easy. Black rat snakes are common and […]

Here’s the crab!

Did you spot it? I didn’t, but I didn’t spend a long time looking. Here’s the original photo (and it was a nice picture) by Leo Glenn. The reveal, with the crab circled, is below it:  

Spot the crab!

You’re not going to get anything substantive today, I fear, for Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) is attending to Cat Stuff. But here’s a “spot the. . . ” post, the object being a crab. This was sent in by Leo Glenn, who said this: Here’s a Spot the Crab photo, from a recent trip to […]

Here’s the katydid!

Did you find it? Here’s the original picture by Siggy, followed by the reveal, and then a photo of the insect on the lumber where he found it and on the lichen it seems to mimic. Original: Reveal: On a board: On lichen: Siggy added this: I found this PDF that seems to describe the same […]

Readers’ wildlife photo: spot the katydid

As I’m occupied today, there will be one wildlife photo, and it’ll be a “spot the. . . ” picture. It comes from reader Siegfried Gust, who sent other photos that I’ll include in the reveal. For now, spot the katydid, As Siegfried notes: Greetings from Costa Rica. I came across a lichen mimicking katydid […]