An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Lakewood Nature Reserve, Wantirna South

Photograph © Justin Foster/Earthwatch Australia

More information on Lakewood Reserve can be found here on the Knox City Council website.

This ClimateWatch trail was created as part of Biodiversity Monitoring in Melbourne's East by the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA). The project won the Government category for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards, as well as the Local Government category in the 2016 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards.

Why become involved?

Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife.

Become an observer and help monitor the biodiversity at Lakewood Reserve

Use the ClimateWatch app, field guide and recording sheet for Lakewood Reserve to observe species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations.

Make a real difference in your local community.

How to get involved?

Download the Lakewood Reserve ClimateWatch field guide and recording sheet to mark your observations. Remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer.

Alternatively, you can record your sightings using the ClimateWatch smartphone app.

The trail can be explored for short or long walks, it's up to you. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and have some water with you.

This is a public ClimateWatch trail that you can do whenever you like. If your school is interested in visiting the site through Knox City Council, please contact trail coordinator Nadine Gaskell at

This ClimateWatch trail was developed with