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“We’re going to climb a mountain? What mountain?”
On Tuesday 9th March the Livewires and Mrs Collins from Room 6 went to check out the tracking tunnels for pests who eat eggs from our native birds. We went to the Kaka enclosure. It was so cool – they were like Tarzan only in bird form though.
When we entered Maungatautari there was a huge fence that goes around the whole of Maungatautari. The mesh on the fence is so small even small enough for small animals not able to fit through. People must have done a lot of tests. Before we went to the track there was ….a cage? The cage was so no pest got into the mountain. The cool thing is that both doors have a special connection thingy so only one door can open at a time. The entrance is so fascinating I wonder how they made it.
When we got to the kaka enclosure, which is amazing to see, all the Kaka were flying around the trees and climbing vines. There was another type of bird called Kakariki. In Maori Kakariki means green and they are little green birds. They are bigger than sparrows but smaller than Kaka.
I felt privileged to come and experience this feeling. I wish I could soar through the sky like birds can.
After a long time we finally got to the place we came for, now is going to be the place to do some real venturing. When we were climbing over and through…..buzz…buzz….buzz… ow…ow…ow bees came and I got stung twice. It really, really hurt and I have never been stung before so I was crying. Others got stung too – the people who got stung were me, Josh, Casey, Eden and Jasmine. We wanted to leave so we went back to school.
Oh, I forgot. The tracking tunnels are quite long. They are black so at night they are hidden easily. To make sure we weren’t lost there were bright pink ribbons so we can find our way. We had different leaders so some of us led the way. On the ribbons there were two letters on the ribbons they were R and S.
Back to the bees. 2 parents got stung. Shaelyn’s Mum got stung so did Jasmine’s Mum. 7 people got stung and 18 stings altogether. Ouch!!!
Article posted April 19, 2010 at 05:20 PM •
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Wow that was a really long story Fyfe you did lots informashen.
Comment Posted on May 12, 2010 at 05:46 PM by
Great story Fyfe, about the bee thing it doesn't sound nice!
Comment Posted on April 29, 2010 at 08:32 PM by
Inspiring Maungatautari recount.
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