Mystery Critter #18

I see you!

Happy Saturday, my favorite nature detectives! I am way this weekend, unplugged and enjoying time in nature, but I would never leave you without a case to crack. This week’s Mystery Critter comes to you from my friend, Bruce Williamson. Bruce is a nature lover and a big kid at heart, who I hope to have guest posting for you here soon at TGSG. (You are going to love him!)

So, let’s get down to it. Put on those thinking caps, grab your friends and family, and let’s play Mystery Critter! And remember — no cheating! ;-)


  • I am found in some North American coastal regions and occasionally inland;
  • I am usually silent;
  • I am in decline because of wetlands being drained and the use of pesticides;
  • I love company and cooperate with others to catch my food; and
  • I have to do something you don’t before swallowing my food!

What am I? Make your guess, and then go here for the answer and more interesting facts. Did you get it right?! If not, no worries — you’ll have another chance next week!

You have probably seen this Mystery Critter while on vacation, unless you are lucky enough to live near the coastline. They are a true delight!  As always, it’s not about what you see, but simply making the time to get outside and connect with nature, and taking the opportunity to really notice the wildlife near you.

Don’t forget to let folks know about what you see! Join the Wildobs community and report your wildlife observations. It’s a great way to keep track of your wild adventures and share info with others.

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

Creative Commons License photo credit: miles_lane

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