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Kellerberrin Excursion

Members of the TNC travelled to Kellerberrin on Friday 16th June 2023 to meet up with TNC member, Ric Newman and former Chair of the Avon Waterways Committee, Alan Cole. We then followed them to Nangeen Hill A-Class Nature Reserve south of Kellerberrin, to meet up with Jazmin Lindley, Operations Officer, Parks and Wildlife Service – Wheatbelt Region Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, at the vermin-proof enclosure's locked gate.
After members were safely inside the fenced enclosure we then drove to a viewing area to see the 'Near Threatened' Black-flanked Rock-wallabies (Petrogale lateralis). Although difficult to see at first we finally managed to see quite a number of these endangered animals on the rocky outcrops and in the caves of Nangeen Hill.

Above: Black-flanked rock-wallabies discussing the visitors.
Photo: Lyn Johnson

Members then headed for Kokerbin Rock Reserve for lunch and our monthly meeting. Following the meeting members booked at their various accommodation before meeting for dinner with Ric.
Saturday morning members followed Ric to his property in Doodlakine where we met up with Glenice Batchelor and Kathy McEnaney (both new members), along with Neville Tiller and Eric Chandler. Ric led us on a tour of this special bushland (taking the two invalids, Bob and Wayne, in his golf buggy). Birds that Ric was unaware of were identified and a pair of Red-capped Robins darted around asking to be photographed

Above: Female Red-capped Robin asking to be photographed.
Photo: Lyn Johnson

We reassembled where we had parked up for lunch.
After lunch we travelled to Daadenning Farm in Cole Road, south of Kellerberrin, to meet Alan and Eve Cole. They took us to a point on their property where we could see the confluence of the Yilgarn, Lockhart Rivers, and both Mt. Stirling and Mt. Caroline. The Salt River commences at this confluence and flows through Caroline Gap, a geomorphic saddle between Mt Caroline and Mt Stirling, to the south-west before entering Yenyening Lakes and then discharging into the Avon River east of Beverley and Brookton.

Above: The confluence
Photo: Wayne Clarke

Following the visit to the Cole's property Alan and Eve provided afternoon tea.
Then some members headed off for home and those staying at The Prev returned to start packing before assembling for dinner in Kellerberrin, the conclusion of another great TNC event. Congratulations to Desrae for organising such an outstanding excursion.

Check out our 2023 Programme

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Take a look at our 2023 Programme and see what we have in store for our members.
For further details contact our Secretary Desrae Clarke or phone 9574 5574.

Get the club's latest publication, 'A GUIDE TO EXPLORING TOODYAY... NATURALLY', available for $27 plus $6 postage per book (within Australia). Details on our Order Form.
(This publication is available to members for $15; for just $30 you can become a member AND have a copy of the book). A limited number of First Edition copies are still available.

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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 the current COVID-19 distancing rules.

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Always look out for snakes when walking in the bush.
Emergency Snake bite instructions
Bilya Walk Track directions

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The Club regularly publishes the TNC Newsletter, a high quality publication on natural history. Read the LATEST EDITION - April 2023 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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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.

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The next event on the TNC calendar is our Annual General Meeting after which Greg Warburton will be Guest Speaker.
Following the AGM we will have supper, then Greg will give give a presentation on the exploration of the Toodyay district by John Gilbert(1810-1845).
Gilbert was the chief collector in Australia for John Gould's 1838 expedition. On his second visit to Australia in 1842 he collected 432 specimens of birds, 318 specimens of mammals, a number of reptiles and a great number of plants. Check this
link for details.
For further details contact our Secretary
In the Message box type "attention Secretary"
Or phone Desrae Clarke on (08) 9574 5574.

Page updated 2 August 2023

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