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greening the desert …

The green Great Sandy Desert, a couple of hundred kilometres from Broome is one of my favorite destinations for plant collecting. Many of the plants are extraordinarily stunning, with a couple shown here. The Kimberley is part of the northern … Continue reading

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hit the road again … and again

The second of two groups of photos from the last field trip to King Sound and the beginning of a new horticulture project for an indigenous community.

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hit the road again …

Visited another remote area, the west side of King Sound, which is the East side of the Dampier Peninsula. So this 400 km round trip brought up some interesting plant species, and occasional wildlife. Superb bush to ocean scenery was … Continue reading

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salt marsh country near Broome …

There are many salt marshes along the Kimberley and Pilbara coastlines. These pics were from near Sandfire on the 80 mile beach. They contain a wide variety of colours and shapes of edible saltbush species. Click to zoom. From Willies … Continue reading

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riverine escape …

Some more pics from along the Berkeley River, half way between Wyndham and Kalumburu in the North Kimberley. Spectacular scenery, flora and fauna make it a great spot to visit. Click to zoom.

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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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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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Pilbara vista …

The Pilbara region in Western Australia is the heart of the mining region that provides the majority of Australia’s export income, mostly iron ore and gas, but also a myriad of other smaller metal producers including gold and manganese. That … Continue reading

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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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