It was a little chilly this morning with a few light showers... but it didn't bother the families who joined Leap into Nature at Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges National Park today. We walked among the giant Mountain Ash forest where you can easily imagine dinosaurs bashing their way through the dense, evergreen understorey.
We weren't so lucky as to see the Superb Lyrebird today, but we definitely got some parrot action with friendly Crimson Rosellas, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Long-billed Corellas and King Parrots.
We enjoyed squelching in the mud, finding different shapes such as the spirals in fern fronds, touching soft, prickly or feathery leaves and wet bark and arching our necks to to admire the largest flowering plant in the world - the mighty Mountain Ash.
We collected a few fallen leaves, bark and sticks and each child created their own special 'nature collage'.
It was again great to see new and familiar faces in our nature club today.
We look forward to our next adventure at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary in November.