Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

The Chandelier Tree

Enormous coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) with large 1.83 x 2.64 m hole carved in the 1930s so that a car can...

Methuselah tree

One of the oldest trees in the world - a Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva D.K.Bailey). The tree in 2019 was 4,851 years...

Lost Monarch

One of the largest coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) in the world. Volume 1,206 m³. Height 97.84 m, circumference 24.13 m (includes...

Devil’s Canyon Colossus

The largest incense-cedar (Calocedrus decurrens ((Torrey) Florin), volume 223 m3. 46.3 m high, circumference 11.7 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 41.35437 N 123.22849 W Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? North...

Moaning Cavern

Cave with vertical entrance shaft. Here have fallen and died prehistoric people and extinct animals. Water drops created a moaning sound that was heard...

Captain Jack Sparrow tree

Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) with a diameter of 8.9 m. This is the largest (by trunk diameter) redwood which is announced...

Mono Lake

Lake with alkaline water and characteristic, eerie tufa towers. Lake has an unusual, very productive ecosystem, which includes also the unique bacteria GFAJ-1, which...

Redwood Mountain Grove

The largest grove (1300 ha) of giant sequoia on Earth. Here grows also the tallest publicly announced giant sequoia in the world - Hyperion. Location,...

Lost Horse Valley

The most impressive grove of Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia Engelm.) - visually impressive plant. Here is also Lost Horse Mine - historic gold and...

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Grove of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva D.K.Bailey), contains oldest known individual trees in the world, more than 4,750 years old. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.3871...