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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.

DRUMMOND HOUSE IS OPEN AGAIN but we are observing strict 'social-distancing measures'. PLEASE READ THE NOTICES AS YOU ENTER

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Photo above - Golden Whistler by Rebecca Meegan-Lowe

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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE for the October meeting to the ANGLICAN CHURCH HALL, Stirling Terrace (parking at the rear, next to Cola Cafe)

Helena Aurora Range Update

Go to our News page to see the latest exciting news about the Helena Aurora Range.

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.

A guide to Exploring Toodyay... naturally

This is the club's latest publication

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

John Masters Bird Hide changes

On Monday 3rd August 2020 a large gathering were present for the unveiling of interpretative signage depicting traditional Noongar activities at Redbanks Pool.

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Above: Yued Yoongar Elder Rodney Garlett, Auntie Pat Davis, Iris Guilmartin and Robert Miles in the Bird Hide.
The new signage can be seen behind them in the Bird Hide.

Photo: Wayne Clarke

More photographs are on our News page.

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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. During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are observing strict 'Social-distancing' measures. Please check the notices as you enter.

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...- Pest Alert .. Rainbow Lorikeets -...

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Rainbow Lorikeets have again been recorded in Toodyay. (Photo: Jennifer Donegan)
In Perth, rainbow lorikeets cause a variety of problems including:
• damage to backyard fruit crops
• fouling of outdoor areas and vehicles with droppings
• competition with other species for food and nest sites
• noise
• in the Swan Valley, lorikeets cause damage to commercial table and wine grape crops
• damage fruit in orchards in the Perth hills
• they are carriers of Psittacine beak and feather disease and pose a potential disease risk to wild and captive parrots
If you see them around the Shire it would be really appreciated if you could email Brett Scourse from the Department of Primary Industries and Rural Development with the words "Rainbow Lorikeets" in the subject line.

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Our 2020 Programme has commenced again.

On Saturday 17th October, Eddie Wajon will address members in the Anglican Church Hall on caring for our roadside vegetation. Eddie's talk will commence at 7pm followed by supper, and a General Meeting. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
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 KAMBARANG (October-November)
the Season of Birth, with longer dry periods
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?

Seen something interesting or unusual?

You can log sightings through our website


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

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Updated 16th October 2020

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