Saturday, August 29, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Modjadji cycad forest

There are not many pure stands of cycads in the world. One of the most impressive ones is Modjadji Cycad forest in South Africa...

Darejo – Errinundra Gum of Result Creek

Largest tree in species (Eucalyptus denticulata I.O.Cook & Ladiges), circumference 14.4 m, height 62 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.2470 S 148.7933 E Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and...

Dinosaur Cove

Australia has mines of gold, opal, diamonds and other valuables. But not that many know that Australia has also a true mine of dinosaurs...

Sir Vim – (White Knight) the tallest manna gum

Several coincidences have spared the highest known white gum of the world - Sir Vim - from felling. It is one of giant trees...

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, California

In the western part of Antelope Valley there is an amazing monument of nature – vast area covered with California poppies. In spring (late...

Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Major part of people in the world have seen this sight - if not a photograph, then at least the versions of this view...

Lost Monarch

One of the largest coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) in the world. Volume 1,206 m³. Height 97.84 m, circumference 24.13 m (includes...

Lehner Mammoth-Kill Site

In this place people of Clovis culture killed mammoths around 9,000 BC. There have been found bones of other extinct animals as well. Location, GPS...

Lake Clifton thrombolites

Colony of thrombolites in shallow areas of the lake. These colonies of microbial mats resemble round, white stones. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7451 S 115.6539 E Categories: Ecosystems, Lakes...

Alerce Milenario in Monumento Alerce Costero

The largest tree in the magnificent Valdivian temperate rain forest is alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides). There are stories about alerce trees with a girth of...