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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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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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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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wide open space … SE Kimberley

Wide open spaces where the Tanami Desert meets the Great Sandy Desert. Spinifex grasses are the most common, and a lake system of fresh to salt water ranging from full to dry as the seasons are extremely variable. Wild horses … 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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wild and free for some …

On my field trips searching for suitable plant species in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions, large animals are a regular sight, even well into dry desert regions. All have become naturalized in the Australian environment when stations have been abandoned, … 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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beach creature …

How would you like a tickle sunbathing on Cable Beach? The beach sometimes turns up amazing critters. These images were of a ‘worm’ with a million legs, about finger thick, a couple of feet long and live under the sand. … Continue reading

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flowering Kimberley …

Some randomly selected images of Kimberley flowers, some of which are growing in the nursery and on many garden landscapes in Kimberley towns. Click to enlarge …

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