Saturday, July 4, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Port Orford Cedar near Hiouchi

The tallest known Port Orford Cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), 81.08 m tall, discovered in 2009. Diameter of the trunk is 280.4 cm. Location, GPS coordinates: Not disclosed Categories: Trees Values: Biology,...

Cuatrociénegas Valley (Cuatro Ciénegas Valley)

An unusual part of Chihuahua desert with thousands of geothermal spring pools. Extremely high biodiversity including more than 70 endemic species not found outside...

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...

Swartwater Tree

The Swartwater Tree is one of the largest known baobabs (Adansonia digitata) in South Africa. This tree is somewhat smaller than the two largest...

Poas Volcano and Laguna Caliente

There are many interesting volcanos around the world but few are as interesting as Poas volcano in Costa Rica. Judge yourselves: Volcano is active nearly...

Mount Cripps Giant (Australian Oak)

The largest Australian oak (Eucalyptus obliqua L'Hér.). Girth 21.08 m, height 60.9 m, volume 341 m3. Tree has large hollows and may collapse soon. Location,...

Grand Bois, Amsterdam Island

When the remote Amsterdam Island was discovered, the lowland parts of it were covered with a unique Sub-Antarctic forest - a thicket of Phylica...

Lost Monarch

One of the largest coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) in the world. Volume 1,206 m³. Height 97.84 m, circumference 24.13 m (includes...

Arslanbob Forest

World's largest walnut forest - Arslanbob Forest - is located in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Each year there are collected some 1,500 tons of...

Raven’s Tower – tallest Sitka spruce

The tallest known Sitka spruce in the world is Raven Spruce which is 96.7 m (96.68 m) tall. The exact location of this enormous tree...