Zoe and Eden write: Monteverde Reserve I Spy
Yesterday we went to the Monteverde Reserve for a 4 hour hike. Monteverde Reserve is a cloud forest.
Do you know what the difference is between a cloud forest and a rainforest? We’ll tell you more about it in another blog post!
The Monteverde Reserve is a protected area for birds, insects, mammals, and many plants including hot lips flowers. It is over 4,000 hectares of space, and it is about 1,400 metres above sea level.
Manolo built the house where we are staying and he’s also our neighbour. He’s a guide at the Monteverde Reserve and he took us on a tour. He knows a lot about nature! You need to have good eyes to spy the creatures in the forest because the trees are so thick. See if you can spy the things in the pictures. Yesterday we saw (can you guess?):
Did you know that this fuzzy creature can sleep 15-20 hours a day? They are noctural and they only come down from the trees about once a week when they have to poo. They move VERY slowly. We were so excited to see this guy! Every day, Eden has been wishing to see this creature. Can you guess what it is?
Can you see the fuzzy, cute tarantula? It was so deep in the bricks that we had to use a flashlight to see her.
These hot lips plants were easy to spot. They were hot pink and totally looked like lips!
Do you see the pretty blue dung beetle?
Can you spy the hummingbird nest in this fern tree?
Here’s a close up picture of that same nest.
We saw so many things at the Monteverde Reserve. They were like gifts to us. It’s a great opportunity not to be missed!