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Broome’s wet season begins … 2014/15

A brilliant thunderstorm across a large area of the Dampier Peninsula last night resulted in nearly 2 inches (45mm) of cooling rain. Great for all the nurseries, landscapes and gardens that our crews work on.The first image was the scene … Continue reading

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like a fish out of water …

Stranded at low tide last evening … Yellow-bellied Seasnake Sea snakes are often left stranded by the huge tidal movements here, especially if they are already in a weakened or injured state. Strong Westerly winds at this time of year … Continue reading

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Cable Beach reflections and colours …

Cable Beach can be really photogenic at sunset, or most anytime really, so here are a few taken over a period of time with my mobile phone when I had left my usual camera behind. It really is a fabulous … Continue reading

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case of the missing tail …

Must have been a close shave, click to enlarge: Now let’s have a closer look … Closer still …Plenty of surprises in my garden. A friend of this one, seen last week, but a bit smaller …

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the gas that greens the planet … Dr Matt Ridley

Some more of that CO2 please. The greening of the earth continues due to the extra CO2 pouring out of Indian and Chinese power stations. Dr Matt Ridley, in this video posted by Geoff Brown, sets out the case: Matt … Continue reading

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carbon breakdown …

  Munching mulch is what these fungi do, common in the tropics after rain, which we are anticipating in the next few weeks. As long ago as 12 years ago, science knew how good fungi are in the increased CO2 … Continue reading

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the looming wet season …

The cicadas have started their evening chorus, tree frogs croaking their way into relationships, male and female barking owls getting excited, Broome’s annual ‘wet season’ is close. Most storms give glancing blows at this time of year, one morning last … Continue reading

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come in, ‘Spinners’ …

Video of the rare Dwarf Spinning Dolphins at Price’s Point, just 60km north of Broome:   James Price Point Spinners Short film of the James Price Point Spinners with Simon Allen, Research Biologist, Murdoch University, Perth, WA. Location: Broome, The … Continue reading

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horse treatments … or mis-treatment of horses

Australian bureaucrats and government agencies have committed a series of animal cruelty acts in their endeavor to rid the outback of what they call ‘feral horses’ by shooting them from helicopters. This, despite their history of helping civilization for thousands … Continue reading

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another local garden dragon …

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