Category Archives: Pilbara

desert country in Western Australia …

Just south of the Edgar Range lies the Great Sandy Desert. Possibly contains much of the recently found ‘forest’. Hundreds of sand dunes running ENE to WSW, open woodlands, grasslands, and rocky outcrops, mixed in with ephemeral wetlands like Dragon … Continue reading

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Pilbara region pics …

Here are some older images from some Pilbara field trips from over a decade ago. Of course, I was more interested in trees and plants than scenery. The Pilbara is one of the country’s hotter regions, where rain can be … Continue reading

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open spaces …

The NorthWest of Australia is renowned for it’s open spaces. Here are some of them:

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Kimberley yellow …

Insects favorite colour is yellow. Yellow is the most often seen flower colour in the north west region of Western Australia, including hundreds of Acacia species.

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abandoned and discarded from the Kimberley …

Not everything found in the Kimberley is alive, flourishing, or green. A burnt out, abandoned bus in bush near Highway 1 south of Broome above, and below, a rusty but still used barge in Wyndham. A former pearl lugger engine … 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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hottest western region … Pilbara

Marble Bar is a small town, often the hottest recorded temperatures in Western Australia, yet the environment manages superbly. Featuring many rocky ranges and spinifex covered slopes, before finding wattles, gum trees and others in the gullies. To the east … Continue reading

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the Great Sandy Desert environment …

Colourful, thriving plant species inhabit one of the hottest driest regions in Australia. Any town garden would be admired featuring a similar landscape. With 50C days in summer and freezing nights in winter, the ecology stands tall facing tough conditions. … Continue reading

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the desert shows …

Some Great Sandy Desert species. My wish is for any private garden here to look as good as some desert ecologic plant communities. Click to enlarge.

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dreaming the next field trip …

.Time to think about some hot desert country field trips. So I looked up some Great Sandy Desert images to remind me. Click to enlarge. Just need to watch for tropical thunderstorms which have begun in Pastoral country adjoining the … Continue reading

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