Monday, July 6, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Alerce Milenario in Monumento Alerce Costero

The largest tree in the magnificent Valdivian temperate rain forest is alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides). There are stories about alerce trees with a girth of...

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...

Niau tropical forest – feo

Although the Niau island is small (just 2,600 ha) and rises only 6 m above the sea level, here has been preserved a patch...

Vailulu’u Eel City and Moat of Death

There is an unique place east from the easternmost Samoa island. Deep under the sea a summit of new volcano is quickly rising towards...

Wakulla Spring

Wakulla Spring is one of the largest springs worldwide and it is also a part of one of the largest underwater cave systems in...

Kalambo Falls

Kalambo Falls offer two in one - one of the most spectacular waterfalls in this part of Africa and one the most important archaeological...

Tandridge Yew

The unique Tandridge Yew shows how a yew can regenerate and live its second life. More than 1000 years old This magnificent tree grows close to...

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...