Category Archives: Broome/Kimberley

back to the bush … station life

Station country in both Kimberley and Pilbara areas that I visit on field trips are covered in this interesting blog with guest posters from cattle station women. My brother managed Liveringa Station in the ’60s, when it was a sheep … Continue reading

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unclassified, and extremely remote, species …

The Kimberley and adjacent regions have many remote inaccessible areas, which means that much of the flora and fauna is unclassified. Geoff Vivian reports: Remote Kimberley teeming with unclassified life. I have heard many strange frog calls on field trips … Continue reading

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the tomato business from the bush …

Bush tomatos are a strong commercial possibility for cultivation, something we will be looking at in the near future … http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/bush-tomato/5652550 [...] The plant in question is the bush tomato, also known as the bush raisin, a very close relative … Continue reading

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beaching it, earlier this year …

Click to enlarge … March 2014 The next day:

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the fruitful desert …

The Great Sandy Desert gardens are a very fruitful place. Fruits, nuts, seeds and grains have had exceptional growth this year following a solid wet season and some north west cloud bands taking tropical moisture through to Australia’s populated Southeast. … Continue reading

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the Great Sandy Gardens …

After a tiring 1400km round trip, a few pics to whet the appetite. A wonderful and diverse region of flora and fauna, I have decided to change the name from Desert to Gardens, if the mapmakers want to change it … Continue reading

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happy fish are warmer fish …

I am about to leave on a field trip to where there are no fish … The Great Sandy Desert beckons, I will be back on Sunday night all going well.In the meantime, some reading at Jonova, where Salmon are … Continue reading

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Brolga haven …

Brolgas in front of paperbark trees in a conservation park just north of Broome … Brolgas are Australia’s largest crane, click to enlarge.

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turquoise sea at Cable Beach …

A couple of North West cloud bands rolled across from NWest Australia in the last 10 days, splitting each side of Broome. To our north over 200ml of rain fell and to our south, about 50ml on average. Broome received … Continue reading

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conservation park, Broome …

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