Tag Archives: Broome

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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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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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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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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back to the beach … again

Cable Beach, Broome is a great place to live, beaches on 3 sides, including Cable Beach, often in the top 10 of beaches worldwide. Here is a short video which gives a show of the dimension at low tide. These … Continue reading

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