Saturday, February 1, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

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...

Agate House Pueblo

Abandoned prehistoric settlement, almost exclusively built from petrified wood. Pueblo had eight rooms, inhabited in 900 - 1200 AD. Partly reconstructed. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.80511 N...

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,...

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,...

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...

Haleakala silversword grove

Near the summit of Haleakalā volcano, in alpine desert grow unusual plants. These plants - Haleakala silverswords (Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum) - grow up...

Makauwahi Cave

The largest limestone cave in Hawaii, the richest fossil find in Pacific. Graveyard of ancient Hawaiians. The cave contains a sinkhole with a lake....

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,...

Sugar Pine at Sierra Nevada mountains

The tallest known sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana), 83.5 m tall, discovered in 2015. Location, GPS coordinates: Not disclosed Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, California, undisclosed...

Sycamore in Santa Barbara (Sister Witness Tree)

Enormous sycamore (Platanus racemosa), with a circumference of 15.9 m, 28.65 m height. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.43627 N 119.81924 W Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America, United States,...