Thursday, January 18, 2007

A WALK IN THE PARK - UM PASSEIO NO BOSQUE







Photos by Carlos Mascaro
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"Cerrado" is the regional name given to the Brazilian ecosystem which is similar to savannas. "Cerrado" is formed by vegetal formations of variable aspects and physiognomy, mainly of small and twisted trees that become covered to an exuberant creeping plants.
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"The Cerrado is 1,916,900 km² (740,100 sq mi) in size, covering the Brazilian states of Goiás, the Federal District, most of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Tocantins, the western portions of Minas Gerais and Bahia, the southern portions of Maranhão and Piauí, small portions of São Paulo, Roraima and Paraná. The Cerrado also extends into northeastern Paraguay and eastern Bolivia. The Cerrado accounts for 22% of Brazil's area, an area the size of Alaska. It is the largest savanna in South America."

"The Cerrado is characterised by an enormous range of plant and animal biodiversity. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, it is biologically the richest savanna in the world. The region is increasingly threatened by single-crop monoculture plantations (particularly soybeans), the expansion of agriculture in general, and the burning of the vegetation for charcoal."

"The "cerrado" are not homogenous. There is great variation between the amount of woody and herbaceous vegetation, forming a gradient from completely open "cerrado" — open fields dominated by grasses — to the closed, forest-like "cerrado" and the "cerradão" ("big cerrado"), a closed canopy forest. Intermediate forms include the dirty field, the "cerrado" field, and the "cerrado" sensu stricto, according to a growing density of trees."

"The "cerrado" trees have characteristic twisted trunks covered by a thick bark, and leaves which are usually broad and rigid. Many herbaceous plants have extensive roots to store water and nutrients. The plant's thick bark and roots serve as adaptations for the periodic fires which sweep the cerrado landscape. The adaptations protect the plants from destruction and make them capable of sprouting again after the fire."


"Despite the fact that the "cerrado" covers an area equal to that of Western Europe (2 million km²), the cerrado's importance has been overshadowed by its more emotive cousin, the Amazon rainforest."

You can read more about "Cerrado" and also see beautiful photos in this great site.



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21 comments:

  1. Sonia, que vontade que me deu de sair para uma caminhada com você. Eu não sabia nada sobre o cerrado. Bjs!

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  2. Que aula em Sonia? Beautiful walk!
    x

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  3. Sonia,
    This looks like a wonderful and serene place to take a walk!
    xoxox

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  4. I love the photos of the path into the Cerrado, Sonia. I would like to walk into the picture!

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  5. As one who loves walking in forests, those photos of the path through the trees really appeal to me. Thank you for the virtual bushwalk, Sonia.

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  6. Sonia Such a lovely walk in the park I enjoyed every step

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  7. Obrigada pela visita, Sônia. Seu blog também é muito legal. Um abraço, Luiza.

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  8. Beautiful walk on an interesting path...it looks really rustic in there, but beautiful...!

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  9. Puxa! Finalmente...essa internet!Parabéns pela aula, ilustrada de CERRADO. Perfeita. Fotos e texto.

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  10. Wow. This is the kind of place I like to visit to take photos to use for making paintings.

    I had forgotten exactly where you were located in South America ... and now I will never forget. Your beautiful photos will always be in my memory, and, as serendipity would have it, it is my birthday this week and I am being taken to a Brazilian restaurant by a friend who has been in Brazil and says this restaurant serves the real stuff.

    I will be thinking of you as I taste the dishes from your country.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Sonia, obrigada pela visita e pelos elogios :O)
    Também gosto muito do seu blog!
    Voltarei, claro.
    Um abraço
    Luísa

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  12. Sonia, I am so envious. What a lovely place to walk! Right now we are shoveling snow for the fifth weekend in a row.

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  13. Hi Sonia, thanks for visiting peters pictures, glad you enjoyed the houses in Gympie, I love that style of architecture.

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  14. Oh my goodness! So beautiful -- I'd have to go for a walk every day!

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  15. Sonia this looks like such a lovely place to walk! Very inviting and peaceful!

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

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  16. Oi,Sonitcha...

    Que lugar lindo,menina...
    Teve uma época que eu só pintava paisagens com caminho...depois passou...mas até hoje tenho os quadros...
    Passei por Avaré...mas ficamos apenas um dia...quando vou com o marido...é meio complicado, pois ele parece que tem formiga...fica ancioso para voltar para casa...rsss...
    Beijos...

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  17. What an inviting place to walk! And such a change to your next post - both beautiful and enticing in their separate fashions.

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  18. What a wonderful place for a walk Sonia! Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  19. What a beautiful park! Carlos did a very nice job with the pictures, I know how hard it is with part shade and part sun like that.
    jan

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  20. Sonia,

    Belas fotos!!!

    Paranéns pela idéia!

    Beijos,
    Lito.

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  21. Hello,
    I love to walk and hike along the shore line of Lake Ontario and visit our parks quite often. I am a hiker and love nature.
    Thank you for posting the pictures of your "cerrado" and writing about it.
    cheers Gisela

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