My daughter took this photo in Ecuador recently. I have no idea what kind of tree they are, and I'm going to try and find out. They're otherworldly, aren't they? I searched for trees native to Ecuador, but I found nothing that looked like these. Thanks to Geraldo, we have an answer!! Look in the comments. Thanks, Geraldo!
Last week when the women in my neighborhood went out to lunch, this fuzzy guy met us on the way out of the restaurant. I asked him to move so I could get a better photo, but he was having none of it - and I knew I better not touch him. I suspect those black spurs are lethal! I wonder what he turns into after he spins his cocoon?
I really miss my live baby foxes, so I got this one to remind me how sweet they were. Isn't he cute? I suspect he'll become good friends with all my froggies in no time!