Sunday, January 26, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Crowhurst Yew

One of the most impressive trees in England is Crowhurst Yew. This giant yew tree is "adorned" with somewhat mysterious entrance door into the...

Ashbrittle Yew

TThere is a beautiful and legendary tree in the small Ashbrittle village - the Ashbrittle Yew. >The tree stands next to the church of St....

Llangernyw Yew

The Llangernyw Yew often is declared to be one of the oldest trees in the world. The exact age of this tree is impossible...

The Fortingall Yew

In the 18th century, before the decomposition of its main trunk the Fortingall Yew attained incredible size: the circumference of its trunk reached 17.2...

Ecosystem of Henderson Island

There remains only one atoll in the world which is covered with pristine forest and whose ecology is almost not influenced by humans -...

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...