25 November 11
One of the advantages of camping in the bush is that we get to examine a wide range of creatures up close. We’ve been surprised that there aren’t more large animals around. Only a couple kangaroos, wallabies, possums and one goanna have ventured into the Rainbow Gathering camp-site. However, we’ve found a host of smaller insects and creepy-crawlies to keep our girls enthused.
As you can see, Brioni is our own little Bindi Irwin, so she’s the first we call when we find an interesting creature within examining range. It’s been a pleasure to show her how to care for insects, and now she no longer tries to keep creepy-crawlies in jars. Instead, she designates a tree or bush and “collects” all her creatures there, carefully transferring them to the leaves or trunk so she can look for them later.