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Southern Wildflowers #2

From the Fitzgerald River National Park, see the flora and fauna of Pt Ann where Dolphins swim and Southern Right Whales come in to calve during their winter migration, walk along the Nature Trail to learn the history of the Rabbit-Proof Fence, travel to the white sands and clear waters of Trigelow Beach, before visiting the Little Boondadup River area to view Wildflowers in the Fitzgerald Biosphere.

Date(s): October 2005. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 102 of 102 Total. 13555 Visits.
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View to The Barrens
From Pt Ann lookout towards the Barrens in early morning light.

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Bay to Left of Pt Ann Lookout
A dull and cloudy morning at Pt Ann.

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View to Right of Pt Ann Lookout
Three Dolphins can be seen at left of picture.

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Looking towards The Barrens
From Pt Ann Lookout. Captain Matthew Flinders explored this coastline in 1802 and named the masses of high land West, Middle and East Mount Barren.

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Looking Down Below

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Seagulls on Rocks

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Vegetation on the Cliff
Pt Ann Lookout.

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Shadows of Dolphins
Shadows of Dolphins in Water. About 30 Dolphins were swimming and surfing here.

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Zoomed to The Barrens
From Pt Ann Lookout.

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Foamy Water
From Pt Ann Lookout.

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Nature Trail
Walking the Nature Trail at Pt Ann.

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Shrublands and Heath
Vegetation of Southern Mallee Shrublands and Heath at Pt Ann.

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Rose Banjine (Pimelea rosa)

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Barrens Clawflower (Calothamnus validus)

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Carlquist Triggerplant (Stylidium albomontis)

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Ocean View
Looking out over the Southern Ocean off Pt Ann.

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Along the Coast
Southern Coastline from Pt Ann.

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Southern Ocean
Colours of the Southern Ocean.

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Along the Walking Trail
Walking Trail at Pt Ann. West Mt Barren on horizon.

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Prostrate Vegetation
Vegetation is stunted and grows in a prostrate manner due to the harsh and exposed conditions on Pt Ann.

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View of Bay
Dolphins swim here and Whales come in to calve at Pt Ann.

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Rabbits brought from England
In 1859 a few Rabbits were brought from England to a farm in southern Victoria. They multiplied and within 34 years had spread to Western Australia.

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Rabbit-Proof Fence
In an attempt to keep the Rabbits out of the farming areas, Rabbit Proof Fences were built across Western Australia.

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Remains of Fence No 2
Rabbit-Proof Fence No 2 started here at Pt Ann and stretched 1206 km to the north.

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Boundary Rider
The Fence was maintained by Boundary Riders who travelled up and down doing repairs.

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Rusted Fence
Rusted remains of the Fence which was maintained from 1904 until the late 1950's.

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Kangaroo in Scrub
Kangaroo looking to see who is coming.

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Kangaroo in the Wild
Another Kangaroo nearby at Pt Ann.

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To West Mt Barren
Along the walking trail at Pt Ann.

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Wildflowers and Stones
Wildflowers and Stones along the path at Pt Ann.

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Lemon Melaleuca

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Dryandra Bud Opening
Dryandra quercifolia.

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Oak-leaved Dryandra
Dryandra quercifolia.

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Grevillea
One of many Grevillea species.

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Yellow Pea (Gompholobium capitatum)

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Purple Flag (Patersonia occidentalis)

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Featherflower (Verticordia)

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Masses of Purple

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Four-Winged Mallee (Eucalyptus tetraptera)

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Bush Cockroach

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Panorama of Bay at Pt Ann
Dolphins swim and play in this Bay. Southern Right Whales come in to calve during their winter migration.

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Woolly Banksia (Banksia baueri)

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Featherflower (Verticordia)

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Dieback Disease Risk

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Track to Trigelow Beach

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Surf from Carpark
Trigelow Beach.

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Southern Right Whale
Trigelow Beach.

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Trigelow Beach
Sand and Surf of the Southern Ocean.

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Left along Trigelow Beach

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Right along Trigelow Beach

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Wildflowers on Sand Dunes
Trigelow Beach.

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Blue Waters of Southern Ocean
Trigelow Beach.

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Rocks and Sand
Trigelow Beach.

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Waves at Trigelow Beach

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Closer to Waves at Trigelow Beach

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Footprints in Sand on Trigelow Beach

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Seaweed on Rocks
Trigelow Beach.

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Seaweed and Rocks
Trigelow Beach.

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Trigelow Beach

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Little Boondadup River
Fitzgerald River National Park.

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Sandy Track to River

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River meets Sea

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Pea Flower
Possibly Striped Bush Pea (Pultenaea strobilifera).

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Grevillea tripartita

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Adenanthos flavidiflorus

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Purple Kunzea (Kunzea affinis)

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Smokebush (Conospermum)

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Albany Daisy (Actinodium cunninghamii)

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Featherflower and Kunzea

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Eucalyptus species

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Red Coastal Hakea (Hakea clavata)

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Coastal Jug-flower (Adenanthos cuneatus)

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Grevillea tripartita

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Yellow Trumpets (Conostylis bealiana)

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Colourful New Growth of Banksia

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Mauve Melaleuca

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Four Winged Mallee (Eucalyptus tetraptera)

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Scarlet Banksia (Banksia coccinea)

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Scarlet Banksia (Banksia coccinea)

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Baxters Banksia (Banksia baxteri)

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Bell Fruited Mallee (Eucalyptus pressiana)

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Southern Mallee Scrublands
Fitzgerald River National Park.

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Endless Flora
Fitzgerald River National Park.

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White Coastal Hakea (Hakea clavata)

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Baxters Banksia (Banksia baxteri)

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Banksia Flower Forming

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Scallop Hakea (Hakea cucullata)

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Qualup Bell (Pimelea physodes)

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View to The Barrens
Fitzgerald River National Park.

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Zoomed to Barrens

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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West Mt Barren

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Sunlit Royal Hakea

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West Mt Barren

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Roadside Stop
Fitzgerald River National Park.

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Heading Home
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