Category Archives: Broome/Kimberley

desert style wilderness of the SE Kimberley …

Border country between WA and the Northern Territory close to where the Tanami Desert meets the Great Sandy Desert contains a large freshwater body called Lake Gregory.  Sturt Creek drains from Inverell Station in the NT all the way south … Continue reading

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hot as hell field trip … Sandfire

Just completed a 2nd field trip a month apart, to see what changes to vegetation to target plant species next to, and on a sand dune close to the Sandfire Roadhouse. One of the hottest places in Western Australia, this … Continue reading

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weather happening …

This is starting to look ominous. Record snowfalls across the Northern Hemisphere. So much for all that CO2 caused warming. The global warming scam is all but over! Delingpole can tell it like it is, at a UK press conference. … Continue reading

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a time of plenty …

Following on from December’s record 400mm+ rainfall, January 2017 exceeds the average, just before the end of the month with about 250mm recorded and a day to go. Fruit, nuts and flowers are in abundance with the extra moisture, welcomed … Continue reading

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growing tough seedlings … by being mean

Learning how to grow seedlings has kept me busy for nearly 2 decades, and working out the best survival tactics for seedlings is one positive result. Now, a student at Curtin University in Perth describes my processes. Treat them rough, … Continue reading

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life of plenty …

Excellent conditions this wet season brings out the poor cousins of butterflies and other associated predators. Out in the field or at home, nature carries on. Here a Sea Eagle on Cable Beach gently wafts along the top of the … Continue reading

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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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