Proposed Kawana Forest ClimateWatch Trail
The Sunshine Coast Council is working to establish a number of ClimateWatch trails in the region and would like to establish one in the Kawana Forest trail network. ClimateWatch was developed to better understand the effects that climate change is having on our earth’s natural processes.
The concept is based on observers (FaunaWatch members, bush care groups, community groups, anyone from the public) recording phenological observations of plant and animal species. We are hoping to develop a trail that can be fun and interesting for all ages. (No experience needed.) Ideally, we want to identify and include species that may have seasonal variations, e.g. plants flowering in spring, dropping leaves in autumn; birds mating, nesting, at different times of the year, etc. This is so we can record and identify potential changes in phenology (the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life) over extended periods of time.
Join Renee Currenti (Sunshine Coast Council) and FaunaWatch coordinator Paul Smith and other local experts as we walk the proposed trail. The purpose is to discuss the proposed trail (route) and identify species, mapping the trail against the ClimateWatch species list and identify other species we should include.
Check out the ClimateWatch website (http://www.climatewatch.org.au/trails )for further information.
Date: Monday 25 March 2019
Meeting place: Kurrajong Park BBQ Shelter (Any changes to plans due to weather conditions will be posted on our Facebook page).
*Please wear appropriate footwear suitable for muddy sections of the pathway from the recent weather events and apply insect repellent.
If you haven’t already checked out the Kawana Forest Trail yourself, check out this article on the Kawana Forest Trail to give you an idea of the types of fauna and flora species you could find on this beautiful walk…. http://nationalparkodyssey.blogspot.com/2014/10/kawana-forest-walking-trail-sunshine.html