Category Archives: Pilbara

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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Conservation of the Kimberley … enrichment of the Savannah

This post of mine was sent to the ‘local rag’ which is not internet-able, who wanted it reduced to a third, which would have lost it’s meaning. I prefer to publish it here, along with links and images instead. Conservation … Continue reading

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random Northern WA colour …

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the desert re-visited …

…The Edgar Range is the northern boundary of the Great Sandy Desert, one of my favorite places. The colours are something else, click to enlarge:

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weekly report …

…A big week coming up on sowing seeds, last week’s selection are springing up, including the fabulous Sturt’s Pea, Swainsona formosa: Crotalaria verrucosa: Potted up into large tubes were a number of Barringtonia acutangula, a Freshwater Mangrove that inhabits the … Continue reading

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the wonder of seeds …

This article is what my main interest is in, the collection and use of viable seed in nursery and rehabilitation practices. seeds are such a wondrous item that evolution has created for the proliferation of life sustaining futures for plant … Continue reading

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cyclones are an environmental benefit … models, not so much

There are many reasons why cyclones benefit the environment, which includes cooling the seas and adding huge quantities of cooling rain to the hot and usually dry Pilbara. This research here shows that they are useful in distributing tropical corals. … Continue reading

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trees of the north …

…Some Kimberley and Sandy Desert trees:  

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some colour from the outback …

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