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Thank you to our Members and many new friends who have kindly shared their photographs of some of the many special locations found on Meentheena.  Check out our Contact page for further information on how you can visit and explore Meentheena.   We love our little slice of paradise here in the Pilbara and we know you will too.

 

 

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FLORA

Over half a million square kilometres of mangroves, off shore islands, deep gorges, mountain ranges, desert sand dunes and river pools ensure the Pilbara’s flora is as diverse as the landscape. Vibrant floral shades contrast with the dusty red earth and golden spinifex grass. The Pilbara’s flora is yours to explore.

Plants and flowers in the Pilbara have evolved unique adaptations to survive in an arid climate that receives most of its rainfall during summer by way of tropical cyclones.
Watercourses are lined with river red gums, coolibah, silver cadjeput and desert bloodwood trees. Gorges contain permanent water supplies to support moisture loving plants like the common rock fig and rock kurrajong.

From July to September wildflowers of all colours, sizes and shapes, like the unmistakeable Sturt’s desert pea, fluffy mulla mulla, the tall majestic Ashburton pea or any number of the 65 species of Acacia (wattle) can be seen throughout the region.

For the local Indigenous people the plants and flowers of the Pilbara provided much more than just aesthetic qualities, and are still used today for food, medicine and ceremonial use.

FAUNA

Veterans Retreats of Western Australia Incorporated

© Belinda Gibson 2013