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Latest TNC News

Club Sightings pass the 4,000 mark!!!

The Club's natural history sighting records have now exceeded 4,000. Take a look at some of the early recordings, including events that are important to the Club's history (and some of the unusual ones like "I saw a galah today" - indicating when they first started to arrive in the Shire)

Check them out or log new sightings.

TNC Visit to Karakamia on 26 November 2021


The more agile members ready to depart at Karakamia

Exploring Toodyay... naturally

A limited number of copies of the Toodyay Naturalists' Club's 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.

John Masters Bird Hide and Bilya Walk Track News

The track is fully open but PLEASE OBSERVE ANY SIGNAGE in the area.

WILDLIFE NEWS The latest news on Toodyay's wildlife.
The Rainbow Bee-eaters have returned to Toodyay. After spending our cooler months in warmer climates, these smart birds are back for the summer months ahead. Hopefully they have brought the heat with them.
Keep your eyes out for these birds as they colour the sky, looking for insects

Birds of the Perth Hills


Read all about the book and its author, Talitha Huston.

Giant Australian (or Hedge) Grasshopper in Toodyay

Recently a member found this grasshopper in her garden, particularly around her citrus trees. Read about the problems with this 'PEST SPECIES'


Photo above of the Giant Australian Grasshopper by Robyn Taylor (2021-11-17).

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

End-of-Year get-together

To be held on 26th November 2021 at Wildlife Sanctuary, of Karakamia, 4360 Lilydale Road, Chidlow. The security gates will open at 4.45pm. Members can take their evening meal to be ready for a 6pm start of a guided walk.
For further details and information about this event contact our Secretary Desrae Clarke or phone 9574 5574.

Planning Meeting for 2022

The annual planning meeting will be held 11th December commencing 11.30am, for a ‘bring and share’ lunch.
For further details contact our Secretary Desrae Clarke or phone 9574 5574.

Page updated 26th November 2021

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