The AmaZOOnico Rescue Center is home to animals confiscated from illegal poachers and pet traders. Some of the animals can be rehabilitated and released into the wild again, but if they have multiple behavioral problems and/or physical injuries, they cannot.
The Quichua are the largest group of indigenous people in the Americas today. At a Quichua community on the shore of the Napa River, many colorful birds greeted us.
A daytime waterfall hike with experienced guides allowed us to see much natural beauty, such as these beautiful green patterned leaves.
Ceibo trees, sources of cotton and various medicinal mixtures, can grow to be 230 feet tall and sometimes live more than a million years.
Our group began to explore the area, accompanied by wildlife photographer and guide Jaime Culebras.
My first full day in Ecuador was full of introductions.
I arrived at Villa daFiore in the middle of a dark and stormy night. The next morning, brilliant sunshine revealed much to be explored.
In January 2017, Save the Frogs! (STF), my favorite charitable environmental organization, offered a two week ecotour to Ecuador. I signed on and extended my trip to include a visit to the Galapagos Islands. This is the record of my journey.
We all have creative ability, but fear has driven it underground. Come explore your artistic abilities with frog artist Margot Fass in a series of Monday evening classes.
A painting of lotus blossoms–beautiful but potentially deadly if consumed–serves to remind us to care properly for ourselves and our environment.