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.

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Above - Bee Orchid (Caladenia discoidea)
Photo: Lynn Phillips

Next Event

To be held on 19th November 2021 at the Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, 4360 Lilydale Road, Chidlow. The security gates will open at 4.45pm. Members can take their evening meal to be ready for a 6pm start of a guided walk
For further details and information about this event contact our Secretary Desrae Clarke or phone 9574 5574.

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Planning Meeting

Planning meeting for 2022 to be held 4th December commencing 12pm with for a ‘bring and share’ lunch
For further details contact our Secretary Desrae Clarke or phone 9574 5574.

JOHN MASTERS BIRD HIDE AND BILYA WALK TRACK NEWS.
The Bilya Walk Track is open however, 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 currently underway for 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 the Toodyay Friends of the River. We are open every Saturday morning from 10am until noon. DRUMMOND HOUSE IS OPEN TO VISITORS, but please ensure you scan our QR Code OR sign our visitor's log and comply with COVID-19 distancing rules.

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Our 2021 Programme can be downloaded here.

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.
Second Spring. Longer dry periods with a definite warming trend.
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 still 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 17th October 2021

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