Spot the butterfly!

November 4, 2023 • 9:00 am

Reader Scott Rubarth sent this photo of leaves on steps two days ago. Can you spot the butterfly mimicking a dead leaf? His notes:

I took these pictures this morning here in Orlando, Florida.  I thought you might be able to use this for one of your “Can you spot” posts.

I rate this “medium.”  The reveal will be up at 11 a.m. Chicago time.

Spot the snow leopard!

October 12, 2023 • 8:26 am

This tweet was sent by gravelinspector. Can you spot the snow leopard? I put the photo below the tweet, and you can enlarge it. I would call this “pretty hard”. The reveal will be at 11 a.m. Chicago time.

Here’s the photo you can enlarge.

If you see it, you can say “got it” in the comments, but don’t give away its location!

Spot the bobcat!

August 23, 2023 • 10:00 am

Reader Fred sent me a photo that came from this tweet.  Can you spot the bobcat in it? I’ll put the extracted picture below, and will post the reveal at noon Chicago time.

Please don’t put the answer in the comments so that others can search. But you can say whether you spotted it.

Find it! (Click to enlarge.) I’d call this fairly easy:

Spot the goldfinch!

July 16, 2023 • 9:00 am

This photo comes from a frustrated Mark Richardson, who gives us an easier “spot the” photograph. Can you find the goldfinch? I’d call this one “pretty damn easy”, in fact so easy that there will be no reveal.

Since the last couple “Spot the…” posts have been so difficult (for me at least…I couldn’t find the damsel fly or the hermit crab) I thought I’d offer an easy one.  This is spot the American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), Washington’s state bird. We put out a nyjer seed feeder (touted as the goldfinches favorite food) and sure enough, we have at least three pairs visiting regularly.

Click to enlarge the photo: