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2020 Calendar of Events

Our 2020 Programme has been suspended until further notice. HOWEVER WE WILL BE KEEPING OUR MEMBERS IN TOUCH THROUGH EMAIL OR THIS WEBSITE

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 on the rear cover. The cost of the guide is $27.00 plus packing and postage. Our Secretary can provide details on how to order.


PLEASE NOTE - because of the COVID-19 virus, DRUMMOND HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Drummond House, the home of the Toodyay Nats Club, is located at 108b Stirling Terrace
(next to the Toodyay Bendigo Bank). 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

How many Black-Cockatoos have you got at your your place (Carnaby or Red-tailed)?
Wheatbelt NRM are asking community members to report their sightings using a simple smart device application. This will enable them to identify their nesting, foraging and roosting sites and work to protect them so that each year the mating pairs can return to breed. They visit the Wheatbelt between July and March, so they’re trying to get as many sightings recorded before they leave again.

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.

New signage for Shire Reserves


The Shire's Reserves Management Officer, Greg Warburton, has been busy arranging for new signage in some of the Shire Reserves.
The TNC would like to congratulate Greg for his initiative in recognising some of the important natural history pioneers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Above: The new sign replacing the current faded signage at Dawn Atwell Reserve.

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Above: A new sign commemorating the naturalist John Gilbert has been erected at Pelham Reserve (to accompany James Drummond).

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Above: A similar sign has been placed in the newly created Ray Paynter Reserve in Forest Road, Wongamine.

Photos by Greg Warburton

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The TFOR March 2020 Sunday working bee involved painting of the John Masters Bird Hide, under the guidance of Artistic Director, Greg Warburton.

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In the above image, Desrae Clarke and Jacquie Utber work on as Greg explains the tasks to Robyn Taylor. Photo Wayne Clarke (missing from the photo were Bridget Leggett and Beth Frayne who were working inside the hide)

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

Until the COVID-19 virus emergency has passed ALL EVENTS ARE ON HOLD.

For further details contact our President Desrae Clarke

Page updated 20th May 2020

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