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An occasional blog about plants, people and landscape.

How to explain a northern quoll?


The conversation goes something like this:

ME: I’m heading up to the Pilbara to volunteer on a research project on northern quolls.

OTHER PERSON: Oh yeah, sounds great. What’s a northern quoll? More>>

Granite and dry cold air: first impressions of the Pilbara


The sun is low on the eastern horizon. I am flying, it seems, over a dinosaur’s graveyard. The vertebrae rise up from the earth as if the herd were buried all at once as they roamed across the landscape, caught in some ancient cataclysm. Over time just their spines have remained exposed. Others seem to have fallen on their sides, the gaps between their ribs cast with deep shadow while the bones themselves are golden with the light.  More>>

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