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

Log a sighting

# Date Location Species Notes
1941 01-02-1989 Glen Avon Miner, Yellow-throated Seemed to arrive at Glen Avon with flowering of the Marri Jim Masters
1942 01-02-1989 Toodyay Parrot, Red-capped In wandoo thicket near house. By D Harwood
1943 01-02-1989 Toodyay-Northam Road Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Seen crossing road near Glen Avon. By Chris Miles
1944 01-02-1989 Harper Road Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) By D Watson.
1945 30-01-1989 Glen Avon Turtle, Long-necked (Oblong Snake-necked) Several seen on Glen Avon within 500m of the Avon River Jim Masters
1946 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.
1947 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.
1948 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
1949 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 the p
1950 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)
1951 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)
1952 21-05-1970 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)
1953 22-09-1942 West Toodyay Galah Historical data - Donnelly Diaries. 22.09.1942 Mrs Emma Donnelly sighted three Galahs on the family property. Galahs were a rare sight but moved west and south as agricultural land was cleared for farming. g
1954 31-01-1941 Station House, Toodyay Eagle, Wedge-tailed Toodyay Herald. 31 Jan. 1941, p.1 A young eagle hawk paid a visit to the Station House on Sunday morning last at break of day after his breakfast, but was disturbed by the owner. He again returned an hour later to be again frustrated, but this time he made a direct line across to Mr. Joe Purser's chickens. The hawk now has a permanent residence up the tree in Joe's backyard, he having disposed of him per medium of the gun with which Joe has few rivals in this town.
1955 08-05-1931 Bolgart Eagle, Wedge-tailed Toodyay Herald. 8 May 1931, p.4 Bolqart News. A Record ? The chief item of interest in Bolgart in recent weeks was the shooting of two eagle hawks by Mr. Dalas Waters, of Bolgart; the largest of the two being reported to have measured 7ft. 4in. from tip to tip. Surely this is almost a record. According to the claws and heads they must have been two very fine birds.
1956 22-03-1929 Whitfield's property, possibly Knockdominie Eagle, Wedge-tailed Toodyay Herald. 22 Mar. 1929, p.1 Eaglehawks. Turkeys destroyed. Many arguments have been advanced in the press of late for and against the destruction of several of our native birds and animals, notably the emu, the kangaroo and the eagle hawk, some arguing that these species should he protected and others contending that they should be treated as vermin and destroyed. In the midst of these arguments, which have at times become some what heated, five or six eagle hawks descended on the farm yard of Mrs. Whitfield, a couple of miles from Toodyay, one day during the week, to give a practical

<< < [Page of 98] > >>