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desert style wilderness of the SE Kimberley …

Border country between WA and the Northern Territory close to where the Tanami Desert meets the Great Sandy Desert contains a large freshwater body called Lake Gregory.  Sturt Creek drains from Inverell Station in the NT all the way south … Continue reading

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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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a time of plenty …

Following on from December’s record 400mm+ rainfall, January 2017 exceeds the average, just before the end of the month with about 250mm recorded and a day to go. Fruit, nuts and flowers are in abundance with the extra moisture, welcomed … Continue reading

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growing tough seedlings … by being mean

Learning how to grow seedlings has kept me busy for nearly 2 decades, and working out the best survival tactics for seedlings is one positive result. Now, a student at Curtin University in Perth describes my processes. Treat them rough, … Continue reading

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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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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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