Friday, December 13, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

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...

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...

Milodon Cave (Cueva del Milodón)

Very interesting finds of extinct animals have been made in the Milodon Cave (Cueva del Milodón). This impressive cave at the foot of Patagonian...

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...

Callao Cave

The gorgeous Callao Cave is one of the main tourist attractions in Luzon: it has been visited by countless tourists over many decades. But...

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,...

Cathedral of Santa Maria and San Donato

One of the oldest churches in the Venetian lagooon is the Santa Maria and San Donato Cathedral, Murano. It seems to be little changed...

Carrizo Plain wildflower meadows

Great naturalist John Muir wrote in his memoirs: "Go where I would, east or west, north or south, I still plashed and rippled in...

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, California

In the western part of Antelope Valley there is an amazing monument of nature – vast area covered with California poppies. In spring (late...

Botany Bay Road Tree Tunnel

A beautiful road through a "tunnel" of moss-covered trees, mainly oak trees. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.5433 N 80.2531 W Categories: Ecosystems Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, South...