ClimateWatch

An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Albury Botanic Gardens

When the Mayor of Albury, Alderman William Jones, opened the City’s Botanic Gardens with the planting of an English Elm tree in 1877, he created an icon which has stood the test of time. For over 130 years, these magnificent gardens have graced the western end of Albury’s Central Business District.

 

While the trees have matured and the layout has been modernised, the Albury Botanic Gardens has lost none of its beauty and charm - and remains the jewel in the city’s crown to this day. This is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come for peace, relaxation, education and celebration.

The gardens are extremely popular with horticultural enthusiasts and garden lovers. Many travel from around the country to explore and appreciate over a thousand species of native and exotic flora and fauna co-existing in this beautiful haven.

AlburyCity is progressing with a range of improvements not only to keep people coming, but also to engage whole new audiences. We hope to attract more children and families with our Children’s Garden, but anyone can be a citizen scientist. Our brand new ClimateWatch trail will be launched in 2016, and visitors may record sightings of plant and animal species on the trail, making worthy contributions to long-term monitoring of the ecological effects of climate change.

Why get involved?

  • Become an observer and learn more about biodiversity in Albury Botanic Gardens.
  • Help monitor how climate change and its impacts on seasonal changes are affecting our wildlife.
  • Make a real difference in your local community while having fun!

How to get involved?

  • Download the ClimateWatch app or print off the recording sheets and field guide. Then start looking! 
    If you use the paper option, make sure to upload your sightings here on the website.
    The data you collect will contribute to the Atlas of Living Australia and help us better understand changes in our environment.
  • The trail can be explored for short or long walks, daily or weekly or monthly, it's up to you. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and have some water with you.
    Enjoy ClimateWatching!

 

This trail was developed in partnership with

  

through funding from