Category Archives: Pilbara

parks and gardens of the Northwest …

Over the last 17 years, I have been turning the parks and gardens of Pilbara and Kimberley towns into havens for local fauna, by replacing and returning colourful native species in place of weeds and exotics like palms and crotons. … Continue reading

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colouring the desert …

The Great Sandy Desert is amazing in the months following summer and autumn, when the colours emerge of a startling change in the environment. July to September reveals a kaleidoscope of colours erupting from the greys and greens among red … Continue reading

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Pilbara vista …

The Pilbara region in Western Australia is the heart of the mining region that provides the majority of Australia’s export income, mostly iron ore and gas, but also a myriad of other smaller metal producers including gold and manganese. That … Continue reading

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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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