Category Archives: spot the nightjar (and other beasts)

Here’s the owl!

I hope you found the owl in Stephen Barnard’s photo this morning. It wasn’t all that hard, I think. He’s circled it in the reveal below (click to enlarge): What’s the species? Stephen reveals it below with a photo he’s taken of this individual: I’ve attached another photo of the Great Horned Owl [Bubo virginianus] […]

Spot the owl!

Stephen Barnard sent a “spot the. . .” photo from Idaho, and in it, somewhere, lurks an owl (I don’t know the species, but I’ll ask). Click on the photo to enlarge it (twice to make it really big), and I’ll post a reveal at noon Chicago time. This one ranks as “medium”, but please […]

Here’s the tree frog!

Did you spot the tree from in Mark Sturtevant’s photo this morning? Here it is! (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Find the tree frog!

Reader Mark Sturtevant sent a “spot the. . . ” photo. You can enlarge the photo (and you must) by clicking on it. His notes: I came across a tree frog that had been chomped on by a couple carpenter ants. The ants were dead, due to the toxic skin, but they were in a […]

Here’s the animal!

Did you spot the animal in the photo sent by Anne Houde? Here’s the reveal, an enlargement, and a photo of the animal out of hiding. It’s a jaguar (Panthera onca)!   And the animal out of hiding: Anne said “I shot the photos along the Tambopata River in Peru.”

Spot the animal!

Biologist Anne Houde sent a photo with a hidden animal. She added that because this was not too difficult (I think it’s “medium hard”), she’d say only that this animal is from the New World. Can you spot it? (Click on the photo to enlarge.) Don’t give it away in the comments, though you can […]

Here are the caterpillars and milkweed bugs!

Did you spot all eight caterpillars and the three milkweed bugs in Leo Glenn’s photo this morning? If not, here’s the reveal. Click on the screenshot to enlarge it. Caterpillars are indicated with white arrows. The large milkweed bug is indicated with a red arrow.  

Spot the caterpillars (and milkweed bug)

Reader Leo Glenn sent a photo in which are hidden eight Monarch butterfly caterpillars, which look like the photo below, and three milkweed bugs (two obvious, one hidden), which look like the photo below that. Your job is to find all the insects before I give the reveal later today. Monarch caterpillar: Large milkweed bug: […]

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: