Saturday, June 6, 2020

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

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...

La Brea tar pits

In this site in the tar have been preserved numerous extinct animals such as two species of mammoth, sabre-toothed cats, American lions and many...

General Sherman tree

This giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.) is announced to be the largest tree of the world by volume. There are though unoficcial reports...

World’s tallest cypress tree near Bay Langdra Ney

A magnificent tree of incredible size grows at the mountain road leading to Kathok Yoesel Samtenling Monastery. This is a famous cypress tree, which...