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Parts of the track are closed (following the recent heavy rains) and other parts slightly modified. Please observe any signage in the area.

New Club President

At the Annual General Meeting Sharon Richards was elected as the new President of the club. Desrae Clarke had served out her three year term and has taken over the role of Secretary from husband Wayne, who was elected as Vice-President to Sharon. Charmian St John continued in the role of Treasurer.

New Co-Patron

At the 2021 Annual General Meeting long-standing member Rob Boase was elected as a Co-Patron, along with Dr Neville Marchant and John Dell. Read Desrae's nomination of Rob.

The New Committee


Above - Members at Mt Observation Lookout

2021 Calendar of Events

Our 2021 Programme is well underway.
For further details contact our Secretary 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.
You can also check out our newsletters either by Title. or by Volume.

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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 and is a 'Work in Progress.
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

September Excursion

September will be an excursion to the Rica Erickson Nature Reserve, Calingiri on Saturday 18th September 2021. See our map and further details.

16th October 2021 - 'Birds of the Perth Hills' - a Special Presentation

To be held on 16th October 2021 at the Anglican Church Hall, and presented by author Talitha Huston.
Details can be viewed here
For further information about our meetings contact our Secretary Desrae Clarke or phone 9574 5574.

Page updated 16th September 2021

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