Friday, February 21, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

89.9 m tall Noble Fir in Goat Marsh (dead)

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

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 of giant trees...

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

The tallest known Philippine Rosewood (Petersianthus quadrialatus) or toog tree grows in Mindanao Island, at San Francisco town. It is 54 meters tall. Rare tropical...

Balete tree in Maria Aurora (Millenium Tree)

There is eerie and somewhat creepy balete tree amidst papaya plantations near Maria Aurora village. It is some 60 - 65 m tall and...

Inga Falls

Often it is announced that the largest waterfall of the world is Inga Falls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is not...

Yungay – the driest place in the world

One of the driest places on Earth is Atacama Desert but the driest place in this desert is found near Yungay - abandoned mining...

Poas Volcano and Laguna Caliente

There are many interesting volcanos around the world but few are as interesting as Poas volcano in Costa Rica. Judge yourselves: Volcano is active nearly...

Dinosaur Cove

Australia has mines of gold, opal, diamonds and other valuables. But not that many know that Australia has also a true mine of dinosaurs...