The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Citizen Science at Work
August 20th and 21st, 2021
Coordinated by University of Georgia Extension

Protecting Georgia's pollinators one count at a time!

Mark your calendars with the 2021 Census Dates!

August 20th and 21st, 2021

A citizen science project where Georgians count insects that land on a favorite pollinator plant for 15 minutes, putting these insects into categories:

  • Carpenter bees 
  • Bumble bees 
  • Honey bees 
  • Small bees 
  • Wasps 
  • Flies 
  • Butterflies/moths 
  • Other insects

Project Goals:
To create or add to sustainable pollinator habitat across Georgia.
To increase the entomological literacy of our citizens.
To generate useful data about our pollinator populations.

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Download and print this counting sheet for summer counting practice.  The photos and descriptions on the page make it easy to learn the categories so you will be ready for August!

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (working cooperatively with Fort Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the counties of Georgia) offers its educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action organization.