Arrival of school bus.
They were more than 40 students this time.
A few words before we start to walk on the trail
There we go.
Our car carries the backpacks and their food. Eating is an important part of this Day in the Forest trail.
First stop to see the deforested landscape and to talk about recovering the environment.
After a half an hour walk, students feel hot what makes easier for them to understand the lack of forest and their shade..
Explaining and giving instructions before going into the forest. For most of these students it is the first time.
Now we are entering the forested areas.
At the Concordia Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary entrance.
The forest road.
We stop to try to make then listen to some forest sounds and birds singing.
One of them spotted a frog and many wanted to see.
A trail trough agroforestry plantation plot.
Coming down the trail.
We build this long ladder to avoid slipping.
Irresistible to climb in old mango tree.
XIX century ruins of the old coffee farm.
A picture of the group.
This group was lucky to be with a team of bats researchers from Rio de Janeiro State University.
The researchers come often here where they already found more than 30 different species of bats.
Bats are very important spreading tree and palm trees seeds in a forest.
Here they have an opportunity to know what Biology is.
Group before leaving.
Tired but happy students.
Into the bus to go back to Valença.
Bye bye. Until one next time.