Tag Archives: Pilbara

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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Pilbara region pics …

Here are some older images from some Pilbara field trips from over a decade ago. Of course, I was more interested in trees and plants than scenery. The Pilbara is one of the country’s hotter regions, where rain can be … Continue reading

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hottest western region … Pilbara

Marble Bar is a small town, often the hottest recorded temperatures in Western Australia, yet the environment manages superbly. Featuring many rocky ranges and spinifex covered slopes, before finding wattles, gum trees and others in the gullies. To the east … Continue reading

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boost to West Australian miners …

Australian miners will benefit from any move to increase the number of heavily subsidized electric cars, charged with coal and gas power stations. Coal Power is the main source of power worldwide, so Australia gets to keep exporting. Lithium is … Continue reading

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northwestplants.net …

I have just begun a new site, to aid in the identification of plant species of the Kimberley and Pilbara. I have set it out on a WordPress site, to keep it as simple as possible. northwestplants.net One of the … Continue reading

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flowering time in the North … Pt1

New residential sub-divisions all over the Kimberley and Pilbara have, in recent years, moved to using indigenous species in parks and gardens. This series of flower images represent a small selection now in flower. The first here includes Grevilleas, and … Continue reading

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a cool change at Marble Bar …

Cool for Marble Bar that is. Didn’t make 40C today, so it’s definitely cooler, by nearly 10C, on one warm day last week. The BoM people and their media accomplices were convinced the Pilbara would fry with record heat that … Continue reading

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forecast fail …

Trying to tie in lower rainfall to higher CO2 emissions. Really? The CSIRO, once again try connecting any scientific program to increasing CO2 emissions. Pilbara water and climate prospects examined THE CSIRO is part-way through a systematic investigation of the … Continue reading

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researching geckos …

Pilbara gecko genetics shaped by geographical processes RESEARCHERS investigating the relationship between biogeography and endemism in the Pilbara have uncovered two surprising discoveries. […]

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colourful grevilleas …

Grevilleas are one of the most sought after species of plant for gardens and landscaping in Australia. There are some fabulous species in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. These species below are regular inhabitants of my nurseries and landscaping. They … Continue reading

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