Natural features of a forest

Student activities

Task no. 1

Natural features of a forest

The sketch in Source 2 was drawn by landscape artist Eugene von Guerard whilst exploring Australia in the mid 1800s. Having come from Europe he experienced Australia as a new environment and documented what he saw in detail.

Label the natural features in the image of the open forest in Source 2. Discuss how animals may use these natural features.

Source 2: Moorabul (Moorabool), Victoria, Volume 01: Sketchbook XXII. No. 4 Australia, 29 Feb 1856, by Eugene von Guerard