An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Jacaranda in full bloom, set against the beautiful surrounds of RBG Sydney. Image by Simone Cottrell.

Volunteer Guide, Jenny Pattison and Volunteer Guides Coordinator, Donna Osland, plan the ClimateWatch trail at The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

Our natural environment needs your eyes and ears!

Little is known about the impact of climate change on Australia's plants and animals. The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney is an ideal environment for recording information on species to help bridge the information gap, but we need your help!

Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife.
  • Become an observer and help monitor the biodiversity in Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden.
  • Use a ClimateWatch field guide and recording sheet for The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney to spot species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations.
  • Make a real difference in your local community!

How to get involved?

  • Visit the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, collect a species ID sheet and recording sheet from the Information Counter at the Palm Grove Centre and walk the trail.
  • Also keep an eye out for guided walks of the ClimateWatch trail.
  • Want to walk the trail again? Download a recording sheet and a field guide from this page to mark your observations. Remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer.
  • 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.

Guided walks coming up:

Meet at the Information Booth outside the Garden shop at the Palm Grove Centre. Walks will run for 1.5 - 2 hours. Enquiries: 02 9231 8304