The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Citizen Science at Work
Be a part of Georgia pollinator history
Organized by University of Georgia Extension
August 23-24, 2019

On August 23rd and 24th, 2019, Georgians of all ages from all over the state will join efforts to document our pollinators. Won't you join us?

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is an important project that will record the numbers and types of pollinators that are in our state during late summer.  You do not have to be an entomologist to be part of this initiative!  Training on identifying the types of pollinators and how to count them will be provided through this website and there will be events throughout the state around the census.  Bookmark this webpage and check back often as we prepare for the greatest pollinator count in Georgia’s history.

Project Details

On August 23-24, 2019, Georgia citizens will be counting bumble bees, carpenter bees, small bees, flies, wasps, butterflies, and other insects.  Training will be provided through this website and you do NOT need to be an entomologist to participate.  Everyone can participate!  Census takers will count pollinators on a favorite pollinator plant in their garden.  All counts will be uploaded to the website.  Project support will be offered through this website, UGA Extension, and project partners.  Contact Becky Griffin at beckygri@uga for more information.  Bookmark the website to keep up-to-date as the project develops.

The Victorian Community Garden Pollinator Space

Gardeners in Savannah created this lovely pollinator habitat.  Having this space close to their food plants means an increased harvest!

Beetle

Are you interested in building pollinator habitat to be ready for the census?

This publication contains research-based plant recommendations to create a beautiful, easy-to-maintain pollinator garden.

Get to know your pollinators

This Brown-belted bumble bee (Bombus griseocollis) is a pollinator commonly found in Georgia.  Notice all the pollen grains!

Certify your pollinator habitat!

You can have your pollinator habitat certified through the Pollinator Spaces Project.

Pollinator Partners