Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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...

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...