The Mountain of the Mists (Parts 1 and 2)

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285>_10019940The Mountain of the Mists (Part 1 of 2)

On today’s Creation Moments Minute, we travel to Venezuela and to a remarkable garden filled with creatures found nowhere else on earth.

Deep in the Venezuelan jungle, 60 miles from the nearest settlement, it appears as if God planted a very special garden. That garden grows on a mountain that rises 7,000 feet on sheer cliffs above the jungle. The 9,000 foot mountain is the highest mountain in South America outside the Andean mountain chain.

Called the Mountain of the Mists, this horseshoe‑shaped mass features a 25‑mile‑long river valley that is just as deep as North America’s Grand Canyon. The mountain is so remote and hard to reach that it was virtually unexplored until 1984. Since then, scientists have found that over half of the species of living things found on the mountain are new to science. We’ll take a look at some of those creatures on our next program.

For CreationMomentsMinute.com, I’m Darren Marlar.

Ref: Blonston, G. 1985. “Mountain of the mists.” Science 85, July‑August, p. 61.

 

285>_10019956The Mountain of the Mists (Part 2 of 2)

On today’s Creation Moments Minute, we take a closer look at some of the creatures on the Mountain of the Mists that are unlike any other creatures ever seen on earth.

A plant called the Neblinaria resembles a large artichoke standing four feet above the ground on a thick stalk. Four‑foot-tall carnivorous pitcher plants, giant earthworms, and long‑legged frogs add to the uniqueness of the place. Rainfall has washed most of the nutrients from the soil, but many plants make their living by producing their own soil in the center of their leaves, while others live off the air itself.

There is absolutely no limit to God’s imagination. Whether the problem to be solved involves inventing creative ways to allow plants to survive, or whether it’s a personal problem that seems beyond solution, your Creator is more than willing and able to help you. Seek Him in the Bible today.

For CreationMomentsMinute.com, I’m Darren Marlar.

Ref: Blonston, G. 1985. “Mountain of the mists.” Science 85, July‑August, p. 61.

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