Nature Watch

Nature unfolds with the seasons. Newcastle Nature Watch aims to encourage you to carefully observe and record what is happening in the natural environment around you, day by day throughout the year.

Most people who record natural history observations soon become fascinated by the regular and predictable sequence of happenings in nature. Experienced nature watchers can predict to the very week of the year when a certain plant will commence flowering, or a particular migratory bird is sure to be seen or heard. Yet there is always something new to discover!

Once you 'get hooked' on keeping a diary of natural events you realise what an enjoyable and rewarding activity it is. You can observe nature wherever you live, whether in a rural area, the confines of your own backyard, exploring a National Park or walking along the beach.