Tag Archives: nature

the resilience of coral reefs …

The bleaching and occasional death of coral reefs, surprisingly increases the diversity of invertebrates, says this paper posted at co2science: How Reef Invertebrate Diversity Responds to Coral Mortality Paper Reviewed Nelson, H.R., Kuempel, C.D. and Altieri, A.H. 2016. The resilience … 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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the desert shows …

Some Great Sandy Desert species. My wish is for any private garden here to look as good as some desert ecologic plant communities. Click to enlarge.

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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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plant’s reproduction triggers …

Research on plant triggers that cause budding, flowering and fruiting is not all well understand. Here is a post that may show some light on a plant’s ability to bud at a certain part of the season, flower, even on … Continue reading

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north east Kimberley environment …

Some images of the varied ecology surrounding the excellent Berkeley River Lodge in the NE Kimberley. Some that I haven’t posted before. Click to enlarge:

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