Welcome to Broome's natural environment
After 40 years living here, one of my interests in retirement will be photography, so I can continue to learn and highlight the wonderful, natural environment we have at our doorstep in Broome, and work for the preservation of the land, the bush and the ocean for future generations.
Feature articles: #1 - Boab trees, #2 Geology - 'In the beginning' #3 Dragonflies
#4 The Dinosaur age, #5 Fossils - 'Seeing is believing' #6 Remnant rainforest
#7 'A bird in the hand'#8 'Web of intrigue' #9 'Starry, starry night'
#10 'The importance of ants'#11 'A chorus of frogs'#12 Snakes alive'
#13 'Caterpillars to moths' #14 'Butterflies' #15 'Jigal' #16 'A precious gift'
#17 'A walk in the wilderness (1)' #18 ' (2)' #19 ' (3)' #20 '(4)' #21 '(5)' #22 (6)' #23 ' (7)' #24 (8)' #25 '(9)'
#26 'Mangroves' #27 'Termites' #28 'Feral cats'
#29'Sugar Leaf' #30'St. Andrew's Cross Spider'#31'The Green Tree Snake'
#32'The Mud Wasp' #33'Jumping Spiders ' #34 Mud wasps date rock art 17,300 year ago #35 Oldest ever Australian bone tools found in the Kimberley used as long as 46,000 years ago #36"New light in a land shaped by fire" Ben Collins #37"Sea snakes" #38"Grasshoppers" #39"The Medicine bark tree"#40"Bush honey - sugar bag"
NT Field Naturalist Club http://ntfieldnaturalists.org.au/
"An Ecological history of Australia and its people": Tim Flannery (summary)
iNaturalist is brilliant for ID's in the Natural Environment - download the 'free' App on your phone and sign up https://www.inaturalist.org/
I downloaded this App on my phone and it's fantastic. To ID a plant or insect just open the iNaturalist App on your phone. At the bottom corner press + then take the photo and after that press the tick. The App will suggest an ID and within the next day or so other members will confirm the ID which comes up on your email. Sign up also on the web site site https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/home All your observations together with the location and date are kept for you as a personal database.
Did You know...
Roebuck Bay is the MOST biodiverse intertidal zone IN THE WORLD and provides for:
Dugong - the ONLY herbivorous sea mammal IN THE WORLD ??
Sea snakes - the LARGEST variety IN THE WORLD ??
Crocodiles - which have the STRONGEST bite of any animal IN THE WORLD ??
Turtles - home to Yoshi who recorded the LONGEST journey made by a marine animal IN THE WORLD ??
Barramundi - which lay the MOST eggs of any fish IN THE WORLD ??
Shorebirds - the EASIEST place IN THE WORLD to see them before / after international migration ??
Snubfins - the NEWEST and CUTEST dolphins IN THE WORLD ??
In the North West we also have:
Sawfish - the MOST evolutionary distinct and globally endangered animal IN THE WORLD ??
The mighty mighty Fitzroy River is the LARGEST stronghold (nursery) for freshwater sawfish IN THE WORLD ??
And in WA we have:
Humpback Whales - the LARGEST population IN THE WORLD ??
Seagrass - the LARGEST and MOST diverse meadows IN THE WORLD ??
???? we live in the MOST amazing place IN THE WORLD ????
(courtesy Roebuck Bay Working Group)
SOURCE: ENVIRONS KIMBERLEY 2020
EXTRACTION OF WATER FROM THE FITZROY - SOURCE ENVIRONS KIMBERLEY 2020
BIRD DEATHS - DEPLETED MARINE FOOD (Source: Environs Kimberley 2020)
FITZROY WATER EXTRACTION GINA HANCOCK (Source: Environs Kimberley 2020)
Broome's Yawuru native title holders welcomed WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson to launch the new Guniyan Binba Conservation Park. The Park covers the intertidal areas on Cable Beach from north of the rocks to Willie Creek. (Nov 2020)
BK and Malcolm Douglas