You can see our project outline below.
We stopped and Laura told us to look around to see all of the shiny spider webs that were hanging between all of the trees. She showed us some holes in the trees and explained that they were called 'hollows'. Laura said that spiders and other small animals like birds and lizards liked to use these hollows for shelter and that birds hunt here for spiders to eat.
We kept walking and went high up into some bushland where there were lots of dry leaves on the ground. Laura explained that all of this was called leaf litter and that the local creatures also use this for sheltering and living in. She said that if small insects or animals were scared about being eaten by larger animals or birds, they could hide under the leaves to make themselves safer.
After walking for a while longer, we stopped underneath a tree to look up at what looked like a bird's nest. Laura told us that what we were looking at was actually the home of a ring-tailed possum. She told us that possum homes are called dreys.
There was so much to see in this lovely, natural environment that we found it really hard to fit everything in. We stopped to look at tadpoles in small rock ponds, we looked for more crabs along the shores of the river.
We also went on a bug hunt using small, soft brushes called 'ticklers' to put all of the creatures we could find into specimen jars and look at all of their similarities and differences.
Below you can see a photo of us on our excursion with our cool guide Laura.
We had loads of fun and will keep you posted as we work our way through our brand new project about looking after the environment.
Thanks for reading!