Last week we spent a couple of days visiting the Catlins, an area on the south east of the South Island of New Zealand (www.catlins-nz.com). What does this have to do with science? Well, the pictures are
- A petrified log from the Jurassic at Curio Bay
- Lake Wilkie, which is a 'bog lake' trapped between sand dunes and a cliff since the last ice age. The vegetation around the lake a good demonstration of plant succession as the lake is gradually replaced by forest.
- The Purakaunui Falls, which are photogenic.
There are more pictures at picasaweb.