Category Archives: Broome/Kimberley

a response to record rain …

Between rain events in the tropics, it’s nice to get out and watch changes happening. The record early start to the wet season of over 400mm (8 inches) looks to be a big year for rainfall ahead. The appropriate response … Continue reading

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a golfing ecology …

Checking the local golf club this morning, the early sunning of lizards, and fruiting trees on the fairway. The Broome Golf Club has a strong presence of local wildlife and fauna. From the Club Pavilion, an Ocean view, and native … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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a promise of more to come …

Before the December rainfall record, the plains near Broome looked like this, an Osprey on the edge of a saline marsh sitting on a long abandoned fence post, parched paperbark trees in the background.   The Brolgas on a flood … Continue reading

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early monsoon arrival …

The last gasp of the 2016 El Nino arrived in Broome last night, with over 200mm of rain and more to come. Followed by a Kimberley cyclone, heading between Broome and Port Hedland in the next few days. Drains were … Continue reading

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oldest picture gardens …

One Hundred years of movies and still going strong in Broome, Western Australia. World’s oldest picture gardens has it’s Centenary today! ABC Kimberley   Happy Birthday to this old girl. Today Broome’s Sun Pictures celebrates its 100th Birthday. It’s the … Continue reading

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unique indigenous food orchards on the way …

I got a mention from an interview I did on ABC Rural about our land-use future in the Tropics. Well worth a read how a new Industry will use new methods of land use we call Savannah Enrichment. The WA … Continue reading

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moisture, streaming across Australia …

Watch all this cloud stream across Australia from a warm NEIndian Ocean, the last rites of the 2015/16 El Nino, as the last of the warmer Pacific Ocean is pushed through the Indonesian archipelago by the new cold stream pushing … Continue reading

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win 100 million to lose 350 million … mad Greens

The Greens have now caused the undoing of the only major environmental work in decades begun by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. This includes several ongoing projects ongoing here in Broome, planting thousands of trees. This post sets out the … Continue reading

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wide open space … SE Kimberley

Wide open spaces where the Tanami Desert meets the Great Sandy Desert. Spinifex grasses are the most common, and a lake system of fresh to salt water ranging from full to dry as the seasons are extremely variable. Wild horses … Continue reading

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