Sunday, August 8, 2010

Our Rainforest Adventure

Today we visited a rainforest - right here in Dunedin!
It was in the Otago Museum - Butterfly House.

These words describe how we felt about it...
awesome, exciting, great, happy, wonderful, fun, brilliant, amazing hot, puzzled, interested...

We loved... the butterflies, Discovery World, the bright green gecko, the little birds, the turtles, the waterfall, the tarantulas, the owl butterfly, the musuem trail.

We learned...

Trees can make sugar.
The butterfly life cycle.
Tarantulas shed their skin once a year.
About the food chain in the rainforest.
Butterflies are brightly colour to scare off predators and look like they are poisonous.
How a tree works. They have food pipes and water pipes to help the food and water get up to the leaves. They can breathe in and out air and even water.
The gecko is bright green to blend in.
A butterfly eats with it's proboscis.

Here is the bright green gecko we were lucky enough to see!

Miss Little was a bit scared and surprised when this Owl butterfly landed on her head!

We had a really good look at the tarantula's shredded skin - very cool!


  1. Wow you have certainly learnt heaps on this visit. It's a lovely place the butterfly house isn't it? Hope you all didn't get too hot in there! The photos are really lovely. Enjoy your week.
    Michelle (Callum's mum) :o)

  2. Looks like you guys had a great time at the butterfly house! Its sooo hot in there isnt it? I like the photos Room 4