bushland after record rain …

Following Broome’s December monthly rainfall record of over 400mm, it was time to see the result. From grasshopper swarms crossing the road, to goannas searching for termites and other prey, the dam is full that wild horses use, and the grass seems to grow a foot a week.


Monitor following dingo track


This was a relatively small goanna, but claws can still rip open a termite mound (I call it a pindanpost)

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The trees here are mostly Darwin Box, Eucalyptus tectifica.

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Tail ready to whip if I got closer. Which I wasn’t.

Millions of little hoppers crossing the road, only to get swiped by cars and road trains.

Crossing from one green flood plain with livestock, crossing to the higher side, with no cattle.dsc03304 dsc03306

Fruit and flowers agree with the recent heavy rains. The wet has barely begun.

dsc03281 dsc03290 dsc03297 dsc03302The last petals with the latest shoots of Cyanostegia cyanocalyx.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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