Yesterday we got back from the rainforest where we saw numerous different species of animals and plants. My favorite animals were the squirrel monkeys who would jump from a tree to another so high up in the air that it seemed like if the fell they would go splat, but of course they never did. There were also a lot of different types of birds including hawks, parrots, parakeets, stinky turkeys (my favorites), alarm birds and humming birds. When we went night monkey spotting we not only saw the nocturnal monkeys but bats as well. Our guide told us that almost all of the plants in the forest use chemicals as protection from herbivores so any animals that eat the leaves use clay licks as antidotes. We also saw some plants that shamans use to “cleanse” the body of sick people in their tribes. So, those are some of the good things about our trip. The few bad things were the mosquito bites, the bus ride, and that I got a horrible stomachache right before a two and a half hour hike. But all in all the trip was worth it.