The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Citizen Science at Work
August 23-24, 2019
Coordinated by University of Georgia Extension


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.

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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.

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

This publication contains Georgia specific pollinator plant recommendations to make sure that your pollinator habitat is perfect for our Georgia climate.

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!

Have your pollinator garden certified!

Your garden can be recognized as part of the Georgia Pollinator Spaces Project.

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.