Today I woke up at 5:00am in the morning. I put on my loose fitting
shirt, trousers, sturdy black boots with little holes in them, wide
brimmed hat and a plastic bag with spare dry clothes in case it rained
so I didn’t get a cold.
When I got out of the four-wheel drive I
could feel the refreshing cool air, it smelt like it had been raining
for ages before I came to the rainforest. I decided to explore the
The first animal I saw was a magnificent, giant
eastern brown snake. I was so scared I felt like I wanted to run but
that would be really dangerous!
The second animal I spotted was a
beetle eating a rotten berry. I bent down to have a closer look but it
stank like rotten eggs and onion mixed together.
Then I turned
to the right and saw a bowerbird collecting lots of blue stuff like
wrappers and blue flowers. It had beautiful, magnificent, midnight-blue
eyes and it looked very graceful.
By now I had seen enough on
the forest floor so I decided to go to the understorey. So I went to
the bridge in the understorey 20m high off the forest floor.
first animal I saw in the understorey was a massive, graceful, blue
butterfly sucking pollen off a beautiful orchid. That was my favourite
animal so far of all the animals I saw.
The second animal I
spotted was a black bat hanging upside down on the branch near me.
Before I arrived at the rainforest I thought we wouldn’t see a bat
because I was going in the day and bats are nocturnal.
animal I spotted was a grey Boyd’s dragon it was eating lots of bugs and
beetles. I looked down to the forest floor and saw a little stream, it
had a cute, little platypus looking after her five tiny, mini babies.
now I had had enough of the understorey so I decided to go up the
ladder to the canopy. I already knew that we would see lots of brightly
coloured birds in the canopy.
I went up the ladder and on the
way up I already saw lots of birds and lots of berries and colourful,
beautiful, rainbow flowers. When I got to the canopy I was 30m high.
first animal I saw in the canopy was a Crimson Rosella it was eating
seeds off some beautiful flowers. The Crimson Rosella was dark red and
midnight-blue on its tail and wings.
I could see the emergent trees 50m tall off the ground. I saw a wedge-tail eagle looking for food and other little animals.
had a great time because I liked the rainforest. The most terrifying
animal was the eastern brown snake. I liked the blue butterfly the best
of all the animals.