Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Montezuma Well

Large sinkhole, 112 m wide and 17 m deep. It is fed by powerful springs and its water has a high level of dissolved...

Saguaro National Park, West

One of the best locations to see the unique saguaro cactus (Carnegia gigantea Britton & Rose) stands with thousands of these giant cacti. One...

Nihoa Island

This 70 ha large island has its own palm species, several endemic bird species, unique flowers and giant crickets. Location, GPS coordinates: 23.0609 N 161.92203 W Categories: Ecosystems Values: Biology,...

Laysan Island

This small, remote island has a hypersaline lake in its central part and endemic species of animals and plants including endemic duck and finch. Location,...

Kure Atoll

The northernmost coral atoll in the world. The only island - Green Island - is habitat for hundreds of thousands of birds. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.41601...

Haleakala silversword grove

Near the summit of Haleakalā volcano, in alpine desert grow unusual plants. These plants - Haleakala silverswords (Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum) - grow up...

Mono Lake

Lake with alkaline water and characteristic, eerie tufa towers. Lake has an unusual, very productive ecosystem, which includes also the unique bacteria GFAJ-1, which...

Redwood Mountain Grove

The largest grove (1300 ha) of giant sequoia on Earth. Here grows also the tallest publicly announced giant sequoia in the world - Hyperion. Location,...

Lost Horse Valley

The most impressive grove of Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia Engelm.) - visually impressive plant. Here is also Lost Horse Mine - historic gold and...

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Grove of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva D.K.Bailey), contains oldest known individual trees in the world, more than 4,750 years old. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.3871...