If not for the oversized ocular ovals on its back, this Eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus) would’ve blended in fairly well as it crossed an asphalt path. Smaller and less noticeable, its actual eyes are closer to the antenna bases.
… August day. Whoever first looked at the spike-covered fruit of a Chestnut tree (genus Castanea) — the arboreal analogue of a sea urchin — and thought it might harbor something remotely edible was a true culinary daredevil.
Pale and marked with a few stripes, including the telltale ‘X’ on the back, this Northern spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) was hard to spot as it hopped across the tops of grass leaves on its padded-toe feet.
Smaller than your average cherry, its slight weight was easily supported by a few green blades.