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Greetings from the Toodyay Naturalists' Club

The Toodyay Naturalists' Club (TNC) is located in an internationally recognised 'global hotspot'.
The club was established in 1968 and its aim is to conserve and promote the unique native flora, fauna and landscape values of Toodyay and the Avon Valley, contributing to their preservation for future generations.

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Above - Southern Death Adder Photo: Sharon Richards

At the March 2021 meeting reptile guru Bob Cooper and wife Vanessa entertained members with some placid pythons, two bobtails, a blue-tongue skink and a death adder (very carefully contained).

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Stick insect search

Go to our News page for further details.

JOHN MASTERS BIRD HIDE AND BILYA WALK TRACK has a slightly modified route. PLEASE take note of the signage

Go to our News page to see the latest news on the Bird Hide and Walk Track

Website Update and Observation App

Development is underway of an update to our Website, and an 'Observations' App that will allow entries to be made 'in the field'. This is a project is in association with TAFE Diploma students, and will be completed in 2021.

A guide to Exploring Toodyay... naturally

This is the club's latest publication

(NOTE: A limited number of First Edition copies still available).

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Drummond House - Toodyay's Environment & History Centre

108B Stirling Terrace, Toodyay (next to our website sponsor, Bendigo Bank). This is Our Home we share with the Toodyay Historical Society and Toodyay Friends of the River. Normally we are open every Saturday morning from 10am until noon. DRUMMOND HOUSE IS OPEN TO VISITORS, but please ensure you sign our visitor's book and comply with COVID-19 distancing rules.

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Our 2021 Programme can be downloaded here.

An excursion is planned for the April event, on April 17th 2021, with environmental Earth Scientist Doug Blandford.
Doug is quite excited with the prospect of showcasing some of Toodyay's unusual formations.
Further details on the outing (including a bring-and-share lunch) will be posted shortly.
For further information contact our President Desrae Clarke
or phone 9574 5574.

You can download our latest Rules of Association - July 2020 here

Read our latest newsletter, full of interesting articles and colour photographs on natural history.

Contact our Secretary for general enquiries about the club.

HAVING ISSUES WITH REPTILES OR INJURED WILDLIFE? Or if you are simply wanting to know how to SAFELY INTERACT WITH WILDLIFE - you are at the right place.

THE TOODYAY NATURALISTS' CLUB RECOGNISES THE NOONGAR NATION AS THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS AND CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND ON WHICH WE WORK AND MEET.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND RESPECT THEIR CULTURE AND CONNECTION TO COUNTRY, AND PAY OUR RESPECT TO ELDERS PAST, PRESENT AND EMERGING

THE NOONGAR CALENDAR
We are now in the Noongar Season of DJERAN (April-May) the Season of adulthood. Cooler weather begins. Also heralds 'Ant Season' - time to repair housing and shelter.
Find out more about the Noongar seasons from the Bureau of Meteorology

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We are proud to be a supporter of choose

What is Choose Respect?

Not a member of the Club? Seen something interesting or unusual?

You can log sightings through our website on the link at left.

Reporting Illegal Dumping
You can report cases of 'illegal dumping' to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) on the Department's Pollution Hotline 1300 784 782
or through the Department's website

Keep Australia Beautiful Campaign (KABC) Litter Report Scheme now has 10,000 members signed up. THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO DUMP LITTER - BEWARE! That's over 20,000 eyes WATCHING YOU!

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Updated 12th April 2021

Our site is sponsored by the Toodyay and Districts Community Bank Branch - Bendigo Bank