Friday, December 6, 2019

Find of Aleutian Shield Fern

One of the rare northern endemics in the world. The Aleutian Shield Fern (Polystichum aleuticum) is found only on Adak Island, Mount Reed. In...

Brooks Falls

Low, some 1.8-2 m tall and approximately 80 - 100 m wide waterfall, which is world famous thanks to a large group of brown...

Landsford Canal State Park lilies

There exist just a few populations of shoals spider lily (Hymenocallis coronaria) - a gorgeous and fragrant flower which grows only in the south-eastern...

Botany Bay Road Tree Tunnel

A beautiful road through a "tunnel" of moss-covered trees, mainly oak trees. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.5433 N 80.2531 W Categories: Ecosystems Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, South...

Valley of Flowers

High-altitude Himalayan valley with beautiful meadows of alpine flowers complemented by beautiful views on surrounding mountains. Mass flowering starts in early spring and lasts...

Giblin River Stromatolites

A rare colony of freshwater stromatolites in karstic wetlands of Giblin River. Stromatolites have developed on the karstic spring mounds. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.9445 S 145.7510...

Bundera Sinkhole

Some 70 m deep, flooded sinkhole with anchialine ecosystem - e.g. the groundwater in this cave is connected to the sea, while at the...

Mont Lesueur

Flat topped hills - mesas (Mont Lesueur and Mont Michaud), rising above the surrounding plains. Area contains very high number of endemic and very...

Ludlow Tuart Forest

The largest remaining tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) forest in the world, consisting of giant trees of this rare species. Largest trees are up to 33...

Lake Thetis

Lake with living marine stromatolites which here have near unique columnar branching. Location, GPS coordinates: 30.5066 S 115.0814 E Categories: Ecosystems, Lakes and streams Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and...