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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. 10 more words

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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 such things as injuries or identifying marks or brands. 54 more words

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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. 26 more words

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the dinosaur story on show ...

Dinosaur time in Broome, with several events include Dr Steve Salisbury’s discussion on his findings of 21 species, mostly new to science, of dinosaur tracks along the Broome coastline. 55 more words

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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. 66 more words

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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 and brown sands and gravels between and atop the long lines of east-west dunes. 20 more words

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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. 21 more words

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