Category Archives: Pilbara

a cool change at Marble Bar …

Cool for Marble Bar that is. Didn’t make 40C today, so it’s definitely cooler, by nearly 10C, on one warm day last week. The BoM people and their media accomplices were convinced the Pilbara would fry with record heat that … Continue reading

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not the hottest …

…In Broome, our maximum today is below average, like the monthly maximum. WHAT’S THE TEMPERATURE WHERE YOU ARE? A HEATWAVE in WA’s north is likely to bring record-smashing temperatures, the weather bureau says. http://trib.al/3DXVFNo Weather records set to tumble with … Continue reading

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Ludwig Leichhardt perished nearby a century and a half ago …

Earlier this year, I headed off into the Great Sandy Desert, searching for suitable plant species, as well as looking for artifacts left by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt. The intrepid chaps we helped trying to reach this spot ended in failure, … Continue reading

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low spring tide, Cable Beach …

Fantastic flora and fauna become exposed at a couple or three times of the month, this time it was in the evening, and the exposed reef was more sandstone than mud. Click for enlargement, and again for a fantastic close-up … 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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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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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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desert trekking …

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desert flora …

From the Great Sandy Desert gardens, more. Click to enlarge …

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