ClimateWatch

An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Cranbourne

31 May 2020

 

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne and Cranbourne) play a leading role in the conservation of plants through biodiversity research, programs to protect rare and threatened species, and the study of habitats. It is an ideal environment for recording information on seasonal changes of plants and animals to bridge the information gap, but we need your help!

 

Sweet Scented Wattle flowering along the RBGV Cranbourne ClimateWatch trail in May 2020 | Earthwatch Australia

 

 

Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife.
  • Become an observer and help monitor the biodiversity in Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne or Cranbourne).
  • Use a ClimateWatch field guide and recording sheet for Cranbourne Gardens, or free mobile app to record species that are indicators of climate change.
  • Make a difference in your local community and contribute to a national phenology study

How to get involved?

  • Download a recording sheet and species guide to mark your observations. Remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer. You can also make observations on your smartphone using the ClimateWatch app. A trail map and recording sheets can be obtained from the Visitor Centre
  • If you would like to view the plant locations on Google Maps, visit here
  • 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 trail was developed in June 2020 in collaboration with  Logo