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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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the next Big adventure …

No postings from now until Monday night, while I take a 2000+km trek to the junctions of the Tanami Desert, the Gibson Desert and the Great Sandy Desert. An expedition to study the ecology of flora and fauna where there … Continue reading

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desert trekking …

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desert profiles …

The Great Sandy Desert pictured, click to enlarge …

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blooming desert …

Following two earlier posts on the Great Sandy Desert, some more colour, click to enlarge …

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happy fish are warmer fish …

I am about to leave on a field trip to where there are no fish … The Great Sandy Desert beckons, I will be back on Sunday night all going well.In the meantime, some reading at Jonova, where Salmon are … Continue reading

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the desert re-visited …

…The Edgar Range is the northern boundary of the Great Sandy Desert, one of my favorite places. The colours are something else, click to enlarge:

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smokey November …

…November often sees a lot of smoke from fires started by lightning storms along the periphery of the Great Sandy Desert. The smoke from the prevailing Easterlies is driven over Broome toward the ocean. This smoke and it’s particles often … Continue reading

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“warming probably causes acceleration in vegetative development” …

You mean they didn’t know this already? New paper finds warming improves plant health and fruit production – Published in Global Change Biology – Simulates the effect of global warming on plants grown in the field and ‘finds that plants … Continue reading

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blooming in the desert …

There is much to be said for the hardiness of desert flora species, to very hot summer days, cold winter nights down to almost freezing, and periods of drought, fire and heavy tropical thunderstorms and an occasional passing cyclone.

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