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Latest TNC News

One of our members has photographed an unusually large stick insect. To correctly identify it (it may even be a new species) we need to collect specimens if possible or a photograph/s.
You can help in the search - the insect favours both wandoo and powderbark wandoo leaves; you would need to search at night.
Please report any finds to our Observations Officer
Check out the image below of the stick insect, and its size (over 17cm from tip of tail to top of proboscis or snout).

stick insect
Photo: Robyn Taylor.


Above: Water running out of the soil at Red Banks Pool (Photo: Wayne Clarke)

Early March saw heavy rainfall across the catchment, culminating in an increase in river flows. It also impacted on the road works along Toodyay Road, near the entry to town. The excess water was causing problems with the roadworks so a contractor was employed to remove this water. The method of disposal has had disasterous consequences to Red Banks Pool on the Avon River, where water has entered the soil profile, de-stabilising the banks along the trail. In the interests of safety TFOR did temporarily close parts of the track. BUT the JOHN MASTERS BIRD HIDE and Bilya Walk Track are both open again. Please observe any signage in the area.

2021 Calendar of Events

Our 2021 Programme can now be viewed
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

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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

DRUMMOND HOUSE IS OPEN TO VISITORS , but please ensure you sign our visitor's book and comply with COVID-19 distancing rules.

New Book on frog identification

A 'Photographic Field Guide to Australian Frogs’ will be available early June at all good bookstores or available on-line from CSIRO Publishing.
Authored by Mark G Sanders, the publication aims to provide a detailed and wonderfully illustrated guide for adult frog identification. The book will easily assist in the identification of over 240 species of frogs The paperback edition is available from CSIRO at $49.99 (plus P&P).

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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Read the latest News from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub

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...
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 July meeting will be our Annual General Meeting, to be held on Saturday 17th July 2021, at 7.00pm in the Anglican Church Hall, Stirling Terrace (next to the Anglican Church), followed by a short General Meeting, then a MEMBERS NIGHT
For further information about our meetings contact our President Desrae Clarke
or phone 9574 5574

Page updated 20th June 2021

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