Yesterday, after a cold windy morning in Broome, a sunny 25C drive out plant searching in an area associated with a now abandoned proposal for a Woodside Gas Hub project. A long drive on rough corrugated roads and tracks, the best kind of field trip.
There was substantial cover of grasses, herbs and annual flowering species and a mixed bag of bigger shrubs and trees. The adjacent country showed me a productive series of different ecological plant and geologic ‘communities’. Here is what I saw there, click to enlarge:
Then there it was a Pindanpost, deep reddy brown, pindan covered post, courtesy of termites, natures janitor and soil improver.
Yes, 4WD was sometimes needed, but the tracks were reasonable, a very enjoyable trip.
To see more with these photos, go to northwestplants.net where I have been busy for a few days updating photos.