Our last two days in the Ecuadorian Amazon consisted of more day and night hikes and canopy tower visits.
Carlos showed us how the woven thatch roofs of the cabins are made.
I was really surprised to see new growth on branches that had obviously been cut a while back. This branch was used as a hand-rail but still had a few fresh leaves. Is it the humidity that permits this?
I think this is the Amazon Wood Lizard (Enyalioides laticeps) aka aka “”Guichenot’s Dwarf Iguana” aka “Sacha runa”
I think this was a blunthead tree snake (Imantodes cenchoa)
motorbike at the market in Coca
Palm weevil grubs (rhynchophorus palmarum?) aka Grugru with yucca. The larvae eat palm hearts. The grubs were covered with some type of sauce and then grilled.
I thought they were kind of gross. The sauce gave it a sausage-y flavor. The skin had a sort of tough texture and the inside was kind of mushy. The head was crunchy.
A photo of Coca Cola stockpiles that I took while waiting for our ride to the airport.