Category Archives: Broome/Kimberley

Roebuck Bay, Broome … shoreline

…William Dampier, ‘buccaneer’ and ships’ captain, wandered these shores centuries ago, click to enlarge:

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bleached …

Despite living in the tropics, I avoid the use of sunscreen. The chemicals in it don’t like me. It’s now apparent, marine life doesn’t like those chemicals either: Is your sunscreen killing phytoplankton? Junk Science   The ingredients of sunscreens … Continue reading

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the pink woodland of Australia’s north …

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picking …

The new plant Nursery is almost reticulated, seeds are being collected, but the smoke  and fire is not helping and keeping us away… … lots of seed picking to do over the next three months, subject to fire of course.

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Mangroves at Willie’s Creek …

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burning the Dampier Peninsula …

 Video Fiercely burning fires are devastating large tracts of bush surrounding Broome.  The Dampier Peninsula (20000 km2), is now almost 70% burnt, and with  strong Easterlies today, now has several fronts marching towards the coast. Check the inter-active fire map here: … Continue reading

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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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