The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Citizen Science at Work
August 21st and 22nd, 2020
Coordinated by University of Georgia Extension

Protecting Georgia's pollinators one count at a time!

Would you like a certificate to mark your contribution to this project?

Daniel Ballard designed this cute social media button for us to show our participation in the census.  Feel free to download and use to show your support for Georgia’s pollinators.  Thank you, Daniel!

The hashtag for the project is #GaPollinators!

Great Georgia Pollinator Census Observation Sheet


Name of participant: ____________________       Email:  _____________________


Address of Garden (for mapping): ___________________________ County_______________


Would you consider your garden  small (< ¼ of an acre)        medium  (>1/4 of an acre but < 1 acre) or       large (>1 acre)


Date:   Aug 23     Aug 24 


Time of count start: _________                  Air Temperature: ____   °F


Weather conditions:  Sunny        Partly Cloudy       Cloudy       Rainy


Is there a honey beekeeper within 5 miles of your garden?  Yes  No   Don’t Know


Name of pollinator plant used for counting.  Please give common name and Latin name if you have it:  ____________________________________



Counting Data:

Type of Insect


Carpenter Bees


Bumble Bees


Honey Bees


Small Bees








Other Insects




Visit to upload your counts to the website.  Thank you for being part of Georgia pollinator history!

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 historical initiative where Georgians will record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during late summer.  You do not have to be an entomologist to be part of this important project!   The census was designed for individuals, families, garden clubs, school groups, friends – ALL Georgians to participate. Download the Insect Counting Guide (below) for counting details.  A Check out the “Events” page for pollinator events near you! 

Sign up to join us in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census (NOTE: You do not need to sign up to participate!)

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