Saturday, January 25, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...