Moondyne Festival


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 but we are strictly observing 'social-distancing measures'. PLEASE READ THE NOTICES AS YOU ENTER, AND SIGN THE ATTENDANCE SHEET (WITH CONTACT DETAILS).

sand monitor

Above - a lost juvenile sand monitor (Varanus gouldii) on a fly-wire door? Photo Wayne Clarke

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Stick insect search and Rainbow Lorikeets

Go to our News page for further details.

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

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Our draft 2021 Programme can be downloaded here.

Don and Eva Smith will cool you down with the first event for the Club in 2021 - their experiences at Macquarie Island, then in the Arctic! This will be held on Saturday 20th February in the Anglican Church Hall, Stirling Terrace (next to the Anglican Church). Please enter from the rear.
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 BIRAK (December-January)
the Season of the Young - dry and hot. Mosaic Burning Time.
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

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 6th January 2021

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