@WalkaboutMT I don't have any favorite spots, or favorite equipment other than the usual safety/emergency gear in my daypack and a small 10x monocular around my neck. Where we live now, there's a lot of jungly terrain that is filled with all manner of reptiles, jewel-colored insects, and mongooses. Some of the mountain springs and creeks have brightly-colored salamanders, too. I'm always spotting something incredible. 

One thing I DID learn, however, is not to bring my younger son, who is 9 and chatters CONSTANTLY on the trail. He has single-handedly scared away tons of wildlife! In fact, we've done some hikes in remote places where the only living creatures we saw were ourselves 😉