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On Tuesday 9 March the Livewires went to Maungatautari. To get into the bush we had to go through a cage like monkeys. Before we went in the gate there is a table that you check your bags on but we didn’t have to because we left our bags in the car.
At Maungatautari in the bush there are not bad animals that could hurt the special things inside the fence. There is one big fence around the bush so no bad things can get inside but the fence isn’t just an old ordinary fence because it has a slope on top so nothing can get up over the other side. The cage that we have to go through has two doors. You have to press the button to get inside but you can only open one door at a time. On the fence there is really small mesh so the bad animals can’t get in.
When we got into the forest we went quickly to see the kaka because we wanted to see feeding time. When we got there we saw kaka hanging from the cage and swinging along the netting of the cage. In the cage there was a big log and on the log there was lots of nails because people put cut up kiwifruit and apples on the nails so the birds can eat it.
Then we went to find the tracking tunnels. They were black and there were cards inside with ink on them. Mrs Collins chose someone to lead us for a bit then she chose someone else too. There were 12 tracking tunnels. When we got to the first tracking tunnel Mrs Collins held the card up and showed everyone but there were no footprints on the card.
Then we followed the pink ribbons to the next tracking tunnels. When we got there Mrs Collins got a jar and a cork out of here bag and she spat on the jar. She rubbed the cork against the jar. It was funny because it sounded like a fantail calling to other fantails but no fantails came. So we kept on walking down the track. On the way to the third one we had to go up really steep hills and we had to climb up by holding onto the trees.
When we got to the third one there were still no footprints on the card. By the time we got to about the 6th one there were still no footprints. On the way to the 7th one we had to go over and under logs. When it got to that time I was very puffed and tired but there were still four more to go. By the time we had finished all the tracking tunnels we still hadn’t found any footprints.
After that we kept on walking and then Casey started crying. Fyfe said, “What’s wrong?”
But then Fyfe started crying too because they got a bee sting. Mrs Collins told the rest of us to go with her away from the bees so we didn’t get stung. But it was too late because most of us got stung already. I felt a bit scared but I was lucky because I didn’t get stung. All the people that did get bee stings had to go home. Because they went home we didn’t do much after that. All we did was went to the kaka to have a look and then we went home.
Article posted April 21, 2010 at 07:35 PM •
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Good informatin Georgia I can really make a pictcher in my mind of what it would of looked like. Good job.
Comment Posted on June 10, 2010 at 09:31 PM by
Hi I really like how you put lots of detail and a snappy start!
Comment Posted on May 6, 2010 at 06:46 PM by
Hi Georgia did you have fun at Maungatautari? It was fun for me.
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