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tropical autumn flowers …

The current wet season downpours have slowed to a trickle, enabling a mass of ground covers and herbs to set flowers. Quite a wonderland, click to enlarge.

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Kimberley wild …

..The East Kimberley has some fantastic landmarks and amazing scenery. Balgo, Mulan and Bililuna are the small community towns occupying this region, about 200 + kilometres south of Halls Creek.

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in between rain showers …

Such a pleasure driving through pindan woodland at this time of year. Difficult, because drying out between rain episodes is barely long enough, after above average wet season rainfall. Have had a couple of tries in the last week, the … Continue reading

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wild and free, horses in the Kimberley …

This post is inspired by a new follower, A Horse For Elinor. I have grown up with horses myself, all the way from a small private Primary school in Zimbabwe that taught horse care and riding, formerly Rhodesia, then in … Continue reading

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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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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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biology stabilizes climate …

Dr Judith Curry posts this remarkable observation from an Oxford scientist and lecturer, Biology is responsible for our planet’s climate equilibrium. Beyond Physics: Advanced Biology and Climate¬†Change by Clive Hambler All living and dead carbon based molecules emit gases as … Continue reading

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