Monday, April 22, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

The Dales of Christmas Island

The epitome of Christmas Island rainforest is represented in The Dales. These seven - eight valleys at the western shore of Christmas Islands have...

Point Buchon poppy meadows

Adelbert von Chamisso in 1817 noticed the beautiful California poppy and gave its scientific description and name - Eschscholzia californica Cham. Expedition did not...

Christmas Island crab forest

Happily Christmas Island has not been heavily transformed by people and now represents a true wonder of nature. "Specialty" of this island is the...

Pakari Brikshya

Not too far from the sacred Lumbini is found a giant and sacred tree - Pakari Brikshya. Circumference of its trunk may reach 20...

Hosnies Spring mangroves

Usually mangrove ecosystem develops in shallow sea water. But there exists relict mangrove forest rised by tectonic forces 24 - 37 m above the...

Lukunsky Grove

The northernmost forested area in the world is Lukunsky grove although often Internet sources announce that Ary-Mas is the northernmost forest of the world....

Forest on Robinson Crusoe Island

Juan Fernández islands over the last few million years have served as exciting laboratories of evolution - more than one hundred of endemic plant...

Qinngua Valley

Although native trees grow in many locations of Southern Greenland, the only natural forest in this largest island of the world is located in...

Callao Cave

The gorgeous Callao Cave is one of the main tourist attractions in Luzon: it has been visited by countless tourists over many decades. But...

Glencoe Baobab

Up to the recent time Glencoe Baobab was the stoutest known tree in the world - it had a circumference of 46.6 m. Going...