Moondyne Festival


Sightings

These are the most recent sightings sent to us by members and the public. If you would like to log a sighting of any flora or fauna in the Toodyay area, please click the link provided. You must enter your name for for us to verify your sighting, and contact details at the end of your notes, as we may need to get more details from you.
The following information would be useful, if at all possible.
1) time of day?
2) weather conditions?
3) landscape eg: road verge, scrubland, breakaway country, high or low in a tree, etc, ?
4) what the creature was doing at the time of the sighting?
5) approximate size?
6) gender (if possible)?
7) colouration?
8) photographed?
9) any other interesting observation/s at the time of sighting?
10) for plants, the surrounding growth, number of plants and their general condition, is it a wetland?

Please try and limit the number of characters you enter to 100. A photograph will be a great advantage in identification of those hard to categorise animals or plants

Log a sighting

# Date Location Species Notes
2241 05-02-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Robin, Red-capped Diary record
2242 05-02-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Robin, Scarlet Diary record
2243 05-02-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Fairy-Wren, Splendid Diary record
2244 05-02-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Gerygone, Western Diary record
2245 05-02-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Robin, Western Yellow Diary record
2246 05-02-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Pigeon, Crested Diary record
2247 01-02-1989 Sandspring Road, Julimar Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Three asleep in house garden. Sighted by Maxine Walker
2248 01-02-1989 Glen Avon Miner, Yellow-throated Seemed to arrive at Glen Avon with flowering of the Marri Jim Masters
2249 01-02-1989 Toodyay Parrot, Red-capped In wandoo thicket near house. By D Harwood
2250 01-02-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Seen crossing road near Glen Avon. By Chris Miles
2251 01-02-1989 Harper Road Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) By D Watson.
2252 30-01-1989 Glen Avon Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Several seen on Glen Avon within 500m of the Avon River Jim Masters
2253 15-01-1989 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Eagle, Wedge-tailed Diary record
2254 30-06-1972 Woodendale Road, Nunyle Chat, White-fronted Found nesting in grass by the roadside. Barely 6 inches from the ground these tiny black and white birds chose a precarious nesting site as stock moves freely along the road. However, the story had a happy ending as the young flew safely from the nest. From Toodyay Nature Diary in Newsletter No. 1
2255 17-02-1972 Clackline Sandswimmer, Broad-banded Young local naturalist Neville Lane’s find at Clackline of an unusual lizard identified as a Broad-banded Sandswimmer Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) richardsonii (now Eremiascincus richardsonii) made the local paper in May, highlighting the Club’s natural history sighting records.
2256 30-11-1971 Extracts Factory, Northam Road Event In November the Industrial Extracts factory on the Toodyay-Northam Road was closed. This event was of local significance as new employment opportunities were needed.
2257 15-10-1971 Avon Valley National Park Event Reserve A30192 was officially named the Avon Valley National Park on 15 October 1971 (WA Govt. Gazette, 1971, p. 4023
2258 24-04-1971 Toodyay Memorial Hall Event Another very successful public film show was held on 24 April in the Toodyay Memorial Hall. Prior to the event, a poster competition was conducted at the Toodyay Junior High School and won by students Amanda Nixon and Brendon McKittrick. Two hours of Vincent Serventy�s Walkabout nature films were shown to 250 adults and children. The Club�s share of the net profits ($40.00) was donated to TJHS in the form of nature books for their library. The Shire also contributed to this scheme. In June, the Club organised another (different) film show at TJHS. Local school teacher Les Brown again was t
2259 17-07-1970 Yorkrakine Rock (26 km north of Tammin) Event Club members went on their first weekend excursion in October to Yorkrakine Rock (26 km north of Tammin). In November, the inaugural Club Secretary/Treasurer Hazel Hastie was presented with a farewell gift as she was moving away from the district. It was reported by the Club that only two naturalist clubs existed outside Perth: Toodyay and the Busselton Naturalists’ Club (commenced in 1964)
2260 25-05-1970 Avon River Event Jim Masters sent the Shire an �interesting and enlightening review of the effects of the River Training and an alternative solution�. (Toodyay Shire Council minutes, 18 May 1970)

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