salt marsh and friends …

The salt marsh surrounding the tidal Willies Creek area north of Broome is a remarkable place, and there are several more of these on the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome. Great for photographs of pindan posts. Click to enlarge.

Pindan posts

Pindan posts

Willie's Creek marsh. 2jpg

Looking West

Willie's Creek marsh

Looking East

From Saltwater couch at the bottom, to reeds, mangroves next, then a thin line of Melaleuca fire casualties and finally Melaleuca dealbata are the tall trees recovered from fire.

Below, the wild horses resting in the shade of paperbarks, Melaleuca alsynoides, itself salt tolerant:


Jabiru, or Black-necked Stork.


The Rainbow Bee-eater nests in creek banks or the sides of termite mounds (pindan posts)

Bee-eaters nest

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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1 Response to salt marsh and friends …

  1. The Smiling Pilgrim says:

    Would love to see all that wild life 🙂

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