Category Archives: Broome/Kimberley

hottest Australia …

One of my favorite areas of the environment is the hottest region of Western Australia, East and North East of the hottest town,┬áMarble Bar. I go there during the hottest time of year to collect seed and plant material and … Continue reading

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tracking dinosaurs …

The world’s most impressive and substantial dinosaur footprint highway is about to be bombarded by a number of human Paleontologist and assisting researcher’s footprints, drones and lasers. The Broome coastline for 200 km contains examples of at least 16 different … Continue reading

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the Kimberley, researching of humpback whales …

If you’ve never been to the Kimberley in Western Australia before, this documentary on Sunday on the National Geographic channel, will whet your appetite. Thousands of humpback whales arrive at this time each year to calve, with the area from … Continue reading

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fact checked frakking …

The one-sided campaign against drilling for gas and oil by the frakking method needs to be countered by other reports without the total and utter bias shown. There is always more than one side to any story, yet those with … Continue reading

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flowering in the suburbs of Broome … Pt3

Part 3 in the images of some of plant species flowering now in a Broome suburb.

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flowering time in the tropics … Pt2

This second part covers some of the many Acacia species found in this subdivision visited yesterday, click to enlarge. Acacias species is one of the biggest genus found growing in Australia:

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flowering time in the North … Pt1

New residential sub-divisions all over the Kimberley and Pilbara have, in recent years, moved to using indigenous species in parks and gardens. This series of flower images represent a small selection now in flower. The first here includes Grevilleas, and … Continue reading

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the next ‘superfood’ … Gubinge

Our project aims have now been pushed by the local media. The basic premise behind our plant nursery in Broome is a part of the ABC item below. We are steadily working this particular species of bush fruit,┬álocally called Gubinge, … Continue reading

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termites, worms, winners …

I camped next to a termite mound in the Great Sandy Desert a few years ago, and watched a new room being finished off just after sunrise. An amazing piece of construction by tiny insects, using materials close at hand. … Continue reading

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new life after fire …

Hitting the bush this week, to see the regeneration following severe fires late last year. The Solanums are flowering profusely, showing their ability to adapt to fire. Solanums are known locally as Bush Tomatoes, yet a number of species are … Continue reading

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