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Almost $2 million over the next four years will go towards the creation and ongoing management of the proposed Helena and Aurora Range National Park. The park is listed as a priority due to the area's extremely high environmental and social values.
Further information can be found at the bottom of this page.

2020 Calendar of Events

Our 2020 Programme has recommenced.
For further details contact our President Desrae Clarke

Exploring Toodyay... naturally

The Toodyay Naturalists' Club's latest book a guide to exploring Toodyay... naturally is available for purchase only through the club
. It has 190 pages, with colour illustrations throughout; a brief description appears in this flyer, along with details of how to order. The cost of the guide is $27.00 plus packing and postage

Unveiling of Redbank Pool Noongar Interpretative Signs

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


Above: Yued Yoongar Elder Rodney Garlett performing a Smoking Ceremony
Photo: Wayne Clarke


Above: Trevor Stack with traditional dance troupe - Gya Ngoop Keeninyarra Dancers
Photo: Wayne Clarke

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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

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Drummond House, the home of the Toodyay Naturalists' Club, is located at 108b Stirling Terrace (next to the Toodyay Bendigo Bank ATM). This is shared with the Toodyay Friends of the River Inc. and Toodyay Historical Society Inc. Drummond House and is open to the public each Saturday between 10am and 12pm. This is a good time to drop in and meet our members, learn more about Toodyay, find out what the groups are doing - or just socialise.
The TNC is grateful for the assistance of Bendigo Bank and the Toodyay Op Shop with this new home

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

Helena Aurora Range (HAR)

News of the creation of a HAR National Park is fantastic. Greg Warburton and the TNC can be proud of their contribution towards this happening.

Above: TNC Members at the then Helena Aurora Conservation Park, April 2017. Photo: Vicky Warburton

In 2014, to highlight the importance of saving the Helena Aurora Ranges (Bungalbin), TNC member Greg Warburton walked 400km from historic Buckland near Northam to Bungalbin. Pulling a trolley loaded with supplies, water and equipment and camping all the way the trek took 12 days. Being mid-winter there were the expected icy mornings and rain. Greg got a real sense of history by visiting many of the expedition campsites and features along the way. You can read more in our August 2014 Newsletter
The TNC had their own excursion to Bungalbin in 2017. Read all about the excursion in our April 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter and Back Issues

The Club regularly publishes the TNC Newsletter, a high quality publication on natural history. Read the latest EDITION or you can download back copies.

You can subscribe to the newsletters or order back copies - please type 'subscribe' or 'back copies' with your name and email address addresses in the subject line. For back copies list the copies you require in the text area.

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Science for Saving Species

Research to address our cat-astrophe.
Check out the latest News from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub on research into feral cats, foxes, rabbits and other undesirable imports.
You can read all about the Felixer, a new device that uses lasers and poison gel to target feral cats, in the ABC news article here

New Website and Observation App
Negotiations are underway for the development of an updated Website, and an 'Observations' App that will allow entries to be made 'in the field'. This project is in association with TAFE Diploma students. FURTHER DETAILS TO COME...

John Masters Bird Hide.
The Toodyay Naturalists' Club's John Masters Bird Hide, and the Toodyay Friends of the River's Bilya Walk Track, continue to attract a host of visitors and walkers.

Wheatbelt NRM Newsletter
Wheatbelt NRM is sponsor of our Newsletter. View the latest Wheatbelt NRM Newsletter or download back issues

Next Event

Our next event is our annual end of year 'Get-together' at a private residence.

For further details contact our President Desrae Clarke

Page updated 30th October 2020

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