Friday, November 21, 2008

From USA

Second post of the day to show the cards sent by Yvonne "floridagirl" that i've also received today.

These are wood storks in Everglades National Park, Florida.
On the back of the card: The wood stork is the only stork found in North America. It will often leave the rookery and fly 75 miles (120 km's) to the feeding ground. Once there, it catches its prey by feeling for fish with its sensitive bill and snatching it up instantily.
The Everglades is an Unesco World Heritage site since 1979.

Giant sequoias in Grant Grove, located in Kings Canyon National Park in the Sierra Nevada in eastern California. It includes the General Grant tree, the second largest tree in the world.
On the back of the card: Based on total volume of wood in their trunks, giant sequoias stand alone as the world's largest living things. The largest of them contain more than 50.000 cubic feet of wood, weigh 2.7 million pounds, and stand 250 to 300 feet tall. Amazingly, sequoias regularly survive for two or three thousand years.

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