Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Le Noir Pre orchid meadow

Lately the beautiful Jersey Island got one more exciting landmark - Le Noir Pré orchid meadow. This natural wonder requires some human assistance -...

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...

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...

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...

Norfolk Island subtropical rainforest

When Captain Cook discovered Norfolk Island in 1774, it was covered with lush subtropical forest. Nowadays only a small part of it remains and...

Noble Fir in Goat Marsh

Noble firs are beautiful, impressive trees - the largest firs. It is possible that highest noble firs fairly recently exceeded 100 m height but...

Sir Vim – (White Knight) the tallest manna gum

Several coincidences have spared the highest known white gum of the world - Sir Vim - from felling. It is one ofgiant trees in...

The highest Tasmanian blue gum – lucky survivor

The highest known Tasmanian blue gum - Neeminah Loggorale Meena - currently is almost enclosed by clearcut (look at Google Earth map). Happily in...

Klinki in Bulolo Valley

It is not known whether currently exists the tallest araucarias in Bulolo Valley including 88.9 m tall (or taller) Klinki pine - but it...

Barangay Alegria Toog

Few know that one of the highest trees in the world is located in the Philippines. Near national highway, in the outskirts of San...