Monday, March 23, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Lava Cast Forest

Here some 6,000 years ago lava poured in a forest and as the molten stone surrounded the trunks of trees, it preserved the molds...

Painted Hills

Spectacular outcroppings of colored rocks over a larger area. There are red colored laterite outcroppings, dark colored layers of lignite and grey colored mudstone,...

Oregon Caves

Beautiful show caves which were discovered in 1874. Caves have formed in marble and through the cave system flows a river - River Styx....

Sea Lion Caves

A system of enormous sea caves with up to 38 m tall ceiling. Here lives a group of Steller's sea lions - during the...

Borax Lake

Thermal lake which is fed by hot springs. The temperature of the lake surface is between 16 and 38 degrees C and also higher....

Phalanx (pine)

The tallest known ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), 81.8 m tall, discovered in 2011. Diameter at breast height - 5.7 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.45798 N 123.67878...

Californian laurel tree at Myrtlewood Trail

Californian laurel (Umbellularia californica) with a circumference of 15.27 m, height 30.8 m. The trunk of the tree becomes much wider at its base...

Thomas Farm Site

One of the richest finds of Miocene (18 million years ago) land animal fossils in the world. Here have been found remnants of rhinoceroses,...

Page-Ladson prehistory site

Rich find of prehistoric fossils of animals and artifacts left by people 12,500 – 10,500 BC. Here were found bones of animals living at...

Warm Mineral Springs

An enormous spring of warm mineral water with healing properties. This is one of the candidates for the legendary "Fountain of Youth" in Florida....