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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.


Photo above - a Banded Garden spider Argiope trifasciata (Araneae: Araneidae). See information below. (Photo Sharon Richards).

A guide to Exploring Toodyay... naturally is the club's exciting new publication. Our News Page has further details

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Container Deposit Scheme) Bill (Bill Number 115) was passed by the WA Parliament (the Legislative Council) on 13 March 2019. Refer to the Government's Media Statement for further information.

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. For further details please contact our Secretary
Our News page has a copy of our latest newsletter and more photos
Our exciting 2019 Programme has now been published.

Our next event will be on Saturday 13th April, 7pm in the CWA Hall, when Don and Eva Smith will present their recent trip to the Galapagos.

The Banded Garden spider (photo above) is a cosmopolitan species that is thought to be widely introduced to new places via humans and commerce. It prefers open fields and arid habitats. The large, vertical, orb-shaped web is usually built close to the ground amid tangled grasses, weeds and other vegetation. The main orb made by adult spiders can be 60cm or more across and may be decorated with a loose, zig-zag band of silk called a stablimentum. The spider occupies the central hub of the web hanging head down. These spiders are completely harmless
[Data provided by Mr Andras Szito, Taxonomist/Curator, WA Museum]

Contact our President or Secretary for enquiries about the club.
HAVING ISSUES WITH REPTILES OR INJURED WILDLIFE or simply wanting to know how to SAFELY INTERACT WITH WILDLIFE - you are at the right place.

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Site updated 31 March 2019

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