Sunday, September 22, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Til in Montado do Sabugal

Giant til tree (Ocotea foetens) with a height of 37 m and circumference of 13.80 m. In this location are some of the largest...

Doerner Fir

It is possible that the tallest tree of the world up to the end of the 19th century was coast Douglas fir - in...

Shining Gum in O’Shannassy catchment

The tallest knonw representative of its species - 85 m tall shining gum (Eucalyptus nitens) in Yarra Ranges National Park. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.6222 S 145.8394...

Forest of daisy trees in Santa Cruz

Some daisies look like trees. And in some places these tree-like daisies form true forests. Such a unique forest has formed in the central part...

Tnjri (Skhtorashen plane-tree)

Most likely the largest plane-tree (Platanus orientalis L.) in the world grows in Karabakh. This tree, reportedly, is more than 2,030 years old and...

Boreas – the tallest Eucalyptus obliqua

The highest Australian oak (Eucalyptus obliqua L'Hér.). 88 m high, girth 11 m, volume 193 m3. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.7966 S 146.6902 E Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia...

Lake Bosumtwi

The youngest and best preserved medium sized impact crater on Earth is Bosumtwi crater in Ghana. This enormous, 10.5 km wide crater was created...

Lord Howe Island – refuge of unique species

The contemporary Lord Howe Island is just a small piece of once enormous island. For millions of years, unique plants and animals evolved on...

Midges of Mývatn

In some years in summer there is observed a massive increase in the population of midge Tanytarsus gracilentus. These algae consuming insects are rising...

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 -...