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wild horses and mustangs … Craig Downer visits Australia

My fortunate nature trek last month to Lake Gregory, Paruku, the junction of 3 deserts in Western Australia, was a great, if somewhat sad story. Late last year, the WA Government, via Department of Agriculture held several helicopter sorties around … Continue reading

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imaging the SE Kimberley …

Last weekend’s trek thru the Tanami, Balgo region gives up these images, click to enlarge:

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flora and fauna trek, part 3 …

Awesome Lake Gregory, plant collector’s dream, click to enlarge

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big Kimberley trek, part 2 …

Cutting across country along numerous tracks was a fascinating experience, flora and fauna everywhere … click twice for high resolution

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Big Kimberley Adventure, part 1 …

Back from an awesome expedition to the South-East Kimberley, some shocks, some highlights, and awesome company. The purpose shall be revealed at a later stage. Meanwhile, …A totally awesome Boab tree, Adansonia gregorii, near Derby. Then …A couple of people … Continue reading

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friendly dragon …

Another dragon getting friendly with the crew … The dragon was found while looking for Gardenia pyriformis fruit:

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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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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 Kimberley colours …

…click to enlarge The last has the largest of the pea flowers, useful in curries and stir-fries!

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butterfly swamp …

This paperbark swamp alongside tidal mud flats is host to a myriad of butterflys, keeping cool amid a forest with a lot of fallen trees, and a dead car. Here is a short video but WordPress doesn’t recognize the HD … Continue reading

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