A HOME AT LASTOn 23rd February 2017 the Toodyay Naturalists' Club Inc. (TNC) along with the Toodyay Friends of the River Inc. (TFOR) and Toodyay Historical Society Inc. (THS) signed a lease agreement to jointly occupy 108b Stirling Terrace (next to the Toodyay Bendigo Bank).
With 2018 the club's 50th Anniversary this is a great achievement. The club began meeting in the Anglican Church Hall on 20th July 1968, continuing there until 1989 when they moved to the Uniting Church Hall (Duke Street) until 1995; the Avondown Catholic Complex from 1995-1998; Hamersley Street Kindergarden from 1998-2006; and to the CWA Hall in June 2006. What you would call pillar to post!
Drummond House - Toodyay Environment and History Centre will be the new home of the TNC, sharing with the TFOR and the THS.
AMENDED RULESThe Toodyay Naturalists' Club Inc (TNC) Rules of Association 2017 can be viewed here.
PROGRAMMEThe TNC PROGRAMME FOR 2017 can be viewed here
FEBRUARY STORMSSome of the heaviest rains for a number of years were experienced through our catchment in February 2017, with minor flooding in the Avon River. The river rose considerably at Red Banks Pool, but the John Masters Bird Hide was safe - just! The Toodyay Friends of the River will have some intereseting shots of the Bilya Walk Track showing just how close to the top of Red Banks Pool the water came.
NEWSLETTER AND BACK ISSUES
The Club regularly publishes the TNC Newsletter, a high quality publication on natural history. The latest issue (December 2016) can be viewed here or back-copies can be downloaded from the Newsletters page. The next edition is due out by the end December, 2016. If you wish to subscribe to the TNC e-Newsletter. or would like back-copies, click subscribe and type 'subscribe' or 'back copies' with your name and email address addresses in the subject line. For back copies list the copies you require in the text area.
JOHN MASTERS BIRD HIDE
The Toodyay Naturalists' Club's John Masters Bird Hide, and the Toodyay Friends of the River's Bilya Walk Track, continue to attract a host of visitors and walkers. Click on the name for links.
SOME COMMON TREES OF TOODYAYThe Toodyay Naturalists' Club, with financil assistance from the Toodyay Land Conservation District Committee, produced a brochure in 1992 titled SOME COMMON TREES OF TOODYAY, part of a nature series. Although nearly 25 years old it is still relevant today. Click here to view and download.
EUCALYPTS OF THE WHEATBELTWestern Australia's Wheatbelt has some remarkable eucalypts (or gum trees). Eight of the most widely planted ornamental gums in the eastern states are all from our Wheatbelt. But how many of the 159 species are commonly planted in WA? Not too many. We plant eastern states trees instead.
To find out more about these magnificent trees visit Malcolm French's Eucalypts of WA's Wheatbelt.
WHEATBELT NRM NEWSLETTERWheatbelt NRM is the sponsor of our Biddip Newsletter. To view the latest Wheatbelt NRM Newsletter (including back issues) click here
The next meeting of the Toodyay Naturalists' Club (TNC) will be held at 7pm on Saturday 18 March 2017, when photographer Georgina Steytler will present the 'Art of Photography'. Click here to visit Georgina's website 'Wild and Endangered'
For further details contact our Secretary by email here, or by phone on 9574 5574.