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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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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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colouring the desert …

The Great Sandy Desert is amazing in the months following summer and autumn, when the colours emerge of a startling change in the environment. July to September reveals a kaleidoscope of colours erupting from the greys and greens among red … Continue reading

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pindan red …

Pindan is the name given to the iron oxide rich red soils in the West Kimberley, especially that found on the cliffs at James Price Point north of Broome. Visitors to the region are struck by the deep colour, and … Continue reading

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a day off for the streets of Chinatown, Broome …

Broome has some architecture that is more suited to the tropics, so here are some pics with little traffic to hide the buildings. Chinatown is the predominant commercial zone in Broome. Click to zoom:

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Broome’s east side …

Broome sits on a small peninsula at the southern end of the larger Dampier Peninsula. To the East is Roebuck Bay, where these images were taken. From the boat ramp at Town Beach, where crocodiles are sometimes seen, to the … Continue reading

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desert country in Western Australia …

Just south of the Edgar Range lies the Great Sandy Desert. Possibly contains much of the recently found ‘forest’. Hundreds of sand dunes running ENE to WSW, open woodlands, grasslands, and rocky outcrops, mixed in with ephemeral wetlands like Dragon … Continue reading

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the Tanami region of the SE Kimberley …

Where the Tanami Desert meets the Great Sandy and Little Sandy Deserts, Lake Gregory is a freshwater system with no outflows to the sea, but fills completely only when big floods occur. The last 20 years or so, rains have … Continue reading

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