The two main nature trails of Sinharaja Rain Forest are those lead to the peak of Moulawella and the peak of Sinhagala. Both of these nature trails begins at Kudawa Conservation Center are equally enjoyable and enlightening.
The forest is densly crowded with tall trees growing in close proximity, but winding trails make the trekking. Small streams of crystal-clear cool water, that is home to a variety of fish, toads and crabs, crisscross the trails. And the mixed species of birds are seen in the canopy of woods.
Insect Traper –
The pitcher plant is a creeper on shrubs and treelets. The leaf tip modified to form an elongated sack ( a pitcher ) filled with a liquid which traps insects to be digested by the plant.
The thickend stem of the plant is used for tying in the construction of wattle and daub houses and ladders by the villagers usauly grow along forest margins and disturbed sites.
The houses are small floor area and constructed of wattle and daub.The villages of the area are not very large. The family structure is that of an extended family with parents, Children and grandparents living together. The villages are healthy and physically fit.
Reptiles in Sinharaja Forest-
The reptilian fauna of Sinharaja forest is represented by 45 species of which 21 are endemic.
This includes a large propotion of snakes, several lizards, tortoises and skinks. Among the venomous species that occur in the forest are the Green-Pit Viper which is arboreal, the hump- nosed Viper and the Krait which frequents the forest floor. The Cobra is seen occasion. The Russel’s Viper has been observed in Secondary vegetation.