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early spring show …

Close to town, the Dragonflower Trees are flowering heavily. This large edible flower is quite stunning with the sun shining on them. The flowers are the largest of all peas. Here a Sesbania is covered in Mistletoe. Beautiful weather and … Continue reading

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preparing for spring …

The last few days of winter in the tropics brings out a plethora of flowering species, which culminates in a spectacular show in the West Kimberley at this time of year. Click to zoom.

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greening the desert …

The green Great Sandy Desert, a couple of hundred kilometres from Broome is one of my favorite destinations for plant collecting. Many of the plants are extraordinarily stunning, with a couple shown here. The Kimberley is part of the northern … Continue reading

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low tide at Cable Beach, Broome …

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salt marsh country near Broome …

There are many salt marshes along the Kimberley and Pilbara coastlines. These pics were from near Sandfire on the 80 mile beach. They contain a wide variety of colours and shapes of edible saltbush species. Click to zoom. From Willies … Continue reading

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the Pandanus Palm from the north …

Pandanus Palms, Pandanus spiralis, are an iconic species growing across Australia’s north, with some Kimberley types pictured here. Now they are growing in many parks and gardens, and are useful as a habitat for birds, bats and reptiles. The leaves … Continue reading

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wild horse roaming …

One of my joys collecting plant material for propagation is running into wild horses, once used as stockhorses, where the bull-buggy and motorbike now rule. Over time horses get to know us and trust us to check over them for … Continue reading

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out on the plain …

Close to Broome, is a low lying plain, often flooded during the wet season, where many birds, wallabies and other animals thrive. It was formerly a part of a cattle station, now soon to become a conservation park. Here are … Continue reading

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the dinosaur story on show …

Dinosaur time in Broome, with several events include Dr Steve Salisbury’s discussion on his findings of 21 species, mostly new to science, of dinosaur tracks along the Broome coastline. Well worth a listen and look for visitors this tourist season. … Continue reading

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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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