Thursday, 20 October 2011

Pretty cool forest

Some forests in New Zealand are pine forests. These pine trees are not native to the country, but was brought in by early European settlers to replant the area so it would 'look better'. Some of these pines grew so well that it became pests and a danger to the native plants and wildlife.

Anyway, regardless, it is still pretty cool to walk through a pine forests, especially when the lower areas are covered with some kind of fluffy algae (or moss) and made the atmosphere look somewhat greenish.

1 comment:

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

What a beautiful photo of a pine forest, Dr. Nat! In temperate climates, it is possible to have a picnic on the forest floor because it is carpeted with grass and is cool and clean. Back home in the tropics, there'll be wet and humid leaf litter and leeches and giant ants everywhere.