Thursday, September 19, 2019

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

The Boab Prison Tree, Derby

An unusual boab (Adansonia gregorii F.Muell.), circumference 14.64 m, height just 9.5 m. Used to lock up indigenous Australians in 1860s on their way...

Rullah Longatyle (Strong Girl)

The largest eucalypt and largest Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) in the world. Volume 368 m3. Height 82.3 m, diameter 5.54 m (circumference...

Huon pine growth of Mount Read

Growth of genetically identical Huon pines (Lagarostrobos franklinii (Hook.f.) Quinn), stand of trees is 10,500 years old although none of the individual trees is...

Mount Cripps Giant (Australian Oak)

The largest Australian oak (Eucalyptus obliqua L'Hér.). Girth 21.08 m, height 60.9 m, volume 341 m3. Tree has large hollows and may collapse soon. Location,...

Wollemi pine stands

The three only existing populations of Wollemia nobilis pine in deep, inaccessible gorges with less than 100 Wollemi pines remaining. This tree was thought...

Yea Flora Fossil Site

Site with 415 million year old (Silurian) fossils of ancient vascular land plants Baragwanathia, oldest of its kind in the world. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.0006 S...

Riversleigh

Outstanding fossil site. Fossilized remains of very unusual animals have been discovered here such as marsupial lions Wakaleo, 3 meters high birds Dromornis, giant...

Naracoorte Caves

Group of 28 caves which contain remnants of 99 species of mammals plus remnants of other kinds of animals. Exceptionally well preserved remains of...

Nilpena Ediacaran Fossil Site

The world's richest find of Ediacaran fossils, contains unique fossils of extremely ancient soft-bodied animals who lived 630 – 542 million years ago. Geological...

Dinosaur Stampede

Almost 4,000 dinosaur footprints over the area of 210 square meters, some 95 million years old. Location, GPS coordinates: 23.0160 S 142.4115 E Categories: Fossil finds Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is...