Happy hyraxes | by Stinkersmell Hyraxes, also called dassies, are small, thickset, herbivorous mammals in the order Hyracoidea. Hyraxes are well-furred, rotund animals with short tails. Typically, they measure between 30 and 70 cm long and weigh between 2 and 5 kg
The Happy Tree Doug Snider and Linda Joanou Don’t worry, be happy. That’s what Doug Snider conveys in his happy urban tree. The tree honors his species of "Doug Bugs," artistic insects made of solid architectural clay. Doug Bugs have been a part of Snider’s art for years, but never this big. "The name came up five years ago when I was working with kids on an art project. They liked the bugs, my name is Doug and they just put the two together."
Antique Art Nouveau pearl, enamel, and diamond beetle pin, circa 1900. Via Diamonds in the Library.