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

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# Date Location Species Notes
1321 12-11-1998 Hovea Way/Sandplain Road Parrot, Elegant Pair near the corner. Previously nested in the area
1322 30-10-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Mountain devil; Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) Large animal on road, just above Hatfield Place
1323 27-10-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Burrowing-frog, Spotted (Heleioporus albopunctatus) Found burrowing into sand at 19:00hrs; sprinkling with rain
1324 27-10-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Frog, Western Banjo; Pobblebonk (Limnodynastes dorsalis) Found dead. Unknown cause
1325 26-10-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Raven, Australian Found dunking bread in a birdbath
1326 23-10-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Bronze-cuckoo, Shining Flew into back window and died about 5 minutes later
1327 23-10-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Burrowing-frog, Spotted (Heleioporus albopunctatus) Found at 19:45hrs; temp 19C
1328 16-10-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 1m in length; 16 DEG C, pending rain; found on a verandah beam of house. Last observed January 1998 Ron and Joyce Bone (Python Survey)
1329 08-05-1998 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 21.00hrs-24C-humid-few spots of rain-2.1 metre-Robyn Beattie-relocated to 'Erindale Farm' among rocks, stream, frogs, old Wandoo trees-photographed.
1330 08-05-1998 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 2.1M specimen; 24 DEG C, humid, few spots of rain. Moving towards shed containing hay, machinery and pedigree cat with kittens; lots of mice in shed. Relocated to farm in Stirlingia Drive, containing same vegetation and large rocks. Photographed. Robyn Beattie (Python Survey)
1331 19-04-1998 Lot 1 Dewars Pool Road, Toodyay Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni) 25C-rained 2 days earlier-sunny day with moderate cloud cover-no wind-1 metre under a leaking horse trough then moved to climb a tree-Samantha Blythe.
1332 19-04-1998 Dewars Pool Road, Toodyay Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni) 1M in length; 30km from Toodyay in vicinity of Julimar State Forest; 25 DEG C, sunny with moderate cloud cover. No wind. Originally stretched out under seeping horse trough, but moved slowly towards a tree and climbed it. Samantha Blythe (Python Survey)
1333 18-04-1998 Lot 11 Louisa Circle, Rolling Green, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 15.30hrs-T23C-rain overnight-cloudy/sunny-65cm-stretched through wisteria near house-Gerry Clarke.
1334 18-04-1998 Louisa Circle, Morangup Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 76CM specimen; 23 DEG C, cloudy, rain overnight. Stretched out through wisteria near house; very slender; photographed. Gerry Clarke (Python Survey)
1335 11-04-1998 Lot 50 Timbercreek Crescent, Woodlands Height, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) Found 10.04.98 by family cat beneath ledge on veranda-visited 8.00hrs-25cm-relocated away from house in rocks/grass/York gums-Sharon Stoffell-photographed.
1336 11-04-1998 Timbercreek Crescent, Woodland Heights, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 25cm long animal; Cool, sunny, 18 DEG C; Juvenile; found on ledge of a dwelling, close to paved area. Discovered by family cat. No sign of injury. Taken away from house and released in some rocks, York gum and wild oats. Photographed. Sharron Stoffell (Python Survey)
1337 26-03-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Majestic Heights, Toodyay Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni) 16.30hrs-80cms-34C,still dry-lying on sandy pathway towards bottom of property-repeatedly attacked the wheel of the 4-wheel farm bike-Graeme Branch.
1338 26-03-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni) 80cm i length; sunny, 34 DEG C; lying across pathway on lower section of property; when 4-wheel motor bike stopped to observe, python continually attacked tyres of the bike Graham Branch Lot 63.(Python Survey)
1339 21-03-1998 Lot 55 Howard road, Julimar Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) T22C-cool, sunny, light breeze-6'-very thin-slowly moved to wood heap after trying to get into the house-Mr Richardson.
1340 21-03-1998 Howard Road, Julimar Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 1.5m specimen; Cool, sunny, slight breeze; 22 DEG C; moved from a haystack into a pile of timber. Very slender. Mr Richardson (Python Survey)

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