Tag Archives: nature

creatures …

A lot of the world’s environment is still unknown: National Geographic Top 10 New Species: Cartwheeling Spider, Psychedelic Sea Slug Since 2008, the State University of New York’s International Institute for Species Exploration has recognized the weirdest and most fascinating … 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, locally 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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blooming cold records … ‘fastest ever’

The equal coldest May morning hit Broome this morning, 7.7C, the same as on May 28th 2012. This was recorded at the Broome Airport. In 1917, also on May28th, Broome got down as low as 7.3 at the old Post … Continue reading

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the chicken or the egg …

Dinosaurs before birds. Re-engineering with alligator DNA, is that birds with a bite?: Scientists re-engineer bird beak to ancestral “dino” state Research aimed to retrace some of the evolutionary steps that gradually transformed dinosaurs into birds. An artist’s rendition of … Continue reading

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good news for CO2, part XC (90) …

The CO2 is harmful balderdash has pervaded Green logic agendas, without them once looking at what plants really like. Dr Ball, here puts the plants case, once more, just the latest of my 90 (previously 89 items) posts on CO2 … Continue reading

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thriving when warm …

Just like humans wanting to escape to Broome in winter here in Australia, or Florida in the USA, mammals appear to thrive in warmer temperatures according to many research papers over a few years, summarised here: Mammals in a CO2-Enriched … Continue reading

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Chile’s volcanic haze reaches Broome? …

Years ago, when Mt Pinatubo blew in the Phillipines, Broome was subjected to some amazing sunsets. I am not sure, but I cannot fathom any other reason for this hazy sunset tonight than Chile’s recent volcanic explosions. I guess if … Continue reading

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wild horses near Broome …

Caught a rare glimpse of some of our rescued wild horses near Broome this morning.I had to use full zoom to get this close, as did the next video: These horses were rescued from Theda Station in the North Kimberley … Continue reading

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