Events around the
Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Check back often to find events centered around the pollinator census including workshops on creating pollinator habitat, building nest boxes, and insect identification!   There will also be counting events on the census days.

Event List:

August 15th Noon
Census Counting and Identification Training

Carroll County Extension Office
900 Newnan Road, Carrollton

If you are interested in being a part of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census but are worried about how to count and identify insects, join us on August 15 at noon or August 21 at 6 pm for an identification training class. Both days are free and are designed to get participants more comfortable with identifying insects before the census. For more information call the office at 770-836-8546

August 21st 6:00 p.m.
Census Counting and Identification Training

Carroll County Extension Office
900 Newnan Road, Carrollton

If you are interested in being a part of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census but are worried about how to count and identify insects, join us on August 15 at noon or August 21 at 6 pm for an identification training class. Both days are free and are designed to get participants more comfortable with identifying insects before the census. For more information call the office at 770-836-8546

August 22nd 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Nature Ramblers Pollinator Event

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens

Ramblers will meet again at the Visitor Center Fountain and head out into the Garden to begin the census. Each Rambler will select a plant and observe pollinator activity for at least 15 minutes, recording basic data such as weather conditions and common name of the plant. Participants can stay for as long or short as they want. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner or long-time Rambler. Insect and plant experts will be on hand to help with identification and data collection.

August 22nd and August 24th 10:15 a.m.
Garden Each Explorers become Citizen Scientist

State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens

The Garden Explorers program will meet in the Alice H. Richards Children's Garden at the Ladybug. Families will learn what an insect is, make a fun bee craft, learn to identify different pollinators and head into the garden to make observations.

CENSUS COUNTING EVENTS:

 August 23rd, 12-1, 3-4, and 4-5 p.m. 

Guided Pollinator Count 


UGA Research Center 


1176 US-280, Cordele


Join UGA Extension in participating in this statewide citizen science project while learning the importance of pollinators and wildflowers.

Sign-up at ggapc.org and/or by calling the Crisp Co Extension office @: (229)-276-2612

August 23 - 8AM - 5PM
Guided Census Counting

The Field Garden at the Walton County Jail
1425 South Madison Avenue
Monroe, GA 30655
Down the hill from the visitation parking lot

The Field Garden, a project of Walton Wellness, is hosting a census counting in the garden.  University of Georgia Walton County Extension, Walton County Soil and Water Conservation, and Keep Walton Beautiful will be partnering to help with identifying and counting.  Learn more about native pollinator plants and build a bee box habitat.  This is a free event and open to the public.

For more info contact Matthew at missoulamatt@gmail.com

August 23rd
Guided Census Counts in Newton County

The Oaks Golf Course 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11240 Brown Bridge Road, Porterdale

Academy Springs Park 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Conyers Street, Covington

Join Sustainable Newton in recording the numbers and types of pollinators for the Great Georgia Pollinator Census. Guides will assist participants and observation sheets will be provided.

August 23rd 10:30 a.m.
Guided insect counting

Hamilton Gardens
96 Pavilion Road Hiawassee

UGA Extension Agent Jacob Williams is partnering with Hamilton Gardens to host census counting at the gardens. This is a free event open to the public. Consider bringing a clipboard and a pencil to record your counts. Contact Jacob at Jacob.Williams@uga.edu for more information.

August 23rd 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Guided insect counting

Vickery House at West Main Street and Vickery Drive
Appalachian Studies Center at University of North Georgia, Dahlonega Every hour on the hour from 9 am to 3 pm, you can advance pollinator health by counting categories of insects for 15 minutes. Learn to make a bee hotel from 1 pm to 3 pm. Free and open to the public. No reservations needed for individuals. Groups need to reserve a space by Friday, August 9th. Contact Rosann Kent at rkent@ung.edu for more information.

August 23rd 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Guided insect counting

Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr., Tallulah Falls, 30573

Join us as we count pollinators for the census. You do not have to be an expert to identify pollinators! Insect ID charts and observations sheets will be provided. You will be directed to the pollinator plants. come help us count during this important event. State Parks Pass or $5 parking pass required. Email Friends at foftgsp@gmail.com to schedule a time.

August 23rd 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:30 - 1:00
Guided insect counting

University of Georgia's Athens Campus
This event is led by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Counting sheets and clipboards will be provided. Meet at the Connect to Protect native pollinator garden between the Pharmacy South and Environmental Health Sciences buildings.

RSVP to Lvmuller@uga.edu

August 23rd, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
August 24th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Guided Counting

Athens, Georgia

Meet at the Connect to Protect native pollinator garden at the intersection of College Avenue and Washington Street. We will provide clip boards and data sheet and will train you on site! You DON'T need to be an insect expert to participate.

August 23rd and 24th
Pollinator Census

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah
912-921-5460

We will offer free admission to anyone participating in the fun initiative on Friday and Saturday! Join volunteers and staff in the Pollinator Garden to help us collect this important data.
Special children's activities on Saturday the 24th from 9-11 a.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens

August 23rd and 24th, 9 a.m. - noon
Pollinator Census at Gaskins Forest

Gaskins Forest Education Center
3359 Moore Sawmill Rd, Alpaha, Georgia, 31622

Join Quail Forever, the Georgia Native Plant Society, and friends to count pollinators in the first ever Great Georgia Pollinator Census! Stop by to help count and learn about pollinators and the native plant-scapes that sustain them. Crafts, refreshments, native seeds, insect and plant ID, and more. Free! All ages welcome! Learn more at www. ggapc.org or call 706-206-9288.

August 23rd and 24th, 11 am  – 3 pm
Guided Census Count

Private Member Garden
St. Marys, Georgia

Join the Coastal Plain Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society and friends to count pollinators in the first ever Great Georgia Pollinator Census! Each count lasts just 15 minutes so stop by for one count or several. Blooming plants available for the count will include mostly native plants so come see what insects they support. We'll supply the counting forms. RSVP for this event to get directions to the garden:  pgailfarley@gmail.com

August 23rd and 24th
Guided insect counting

Bibb County Extension
Macon


Join us as we count pollinators for the census. Please phone the Bibb County Extension office at 751-6338 or email Allison.Griffin@uga.edu to indiate your interest. Allison will let you know exactly where and when as the event gets closer. We want to make sure we are counting where the pollinator plants are blooming!

August 23rd and 24th
Guided insect counting

Flat Creek Natives
2419 Highway 41 S. Perry, Georgia


Join us as we count pollinators for the census. We will have water. Please bring a chair and don't forget sunscreen. Please bring a copy of the Insect ID and Counting Guide found on the website https://GGaPC.org. pollinator plants are blooming! Contact information: Greg Lewis at 478-955-1731. If you use GPS to find Flat Creek use the directions for Flat Creek Fishing Area on Highway 41. Flat Creek Natives is one mile south. Look for the 2419 on the mailbox.

August 24th
Guided Census Counts in Newton County

Oxford College Organic Farm 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
506 Emory Street, Oxford

Yellow Hen Farm 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
450 Jenkins Road, Covington

Join Sustainable Newton in recording the numbers and types of pollinators for the Great Georgia Pollinator Census. Guides will assist participants and observation sheets will be provided.

August 24th, 11 am - 1 pm
Guided Census Counting

 Blue Heron Community Garden
 4055 Roswell Road Atlanta GA 30342


In partnership with the Georgia Native Plant Society, he beautiful Blue Heron garden is hosting guided pollinator census counting.

August 24th, 9 am - 1 pm
Guided Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Cherokee Pollinator Garden Cherokee Lake Park, next to the Rose Garden
Thomasville, Georgia


Guided count and celebration; plant sale
Saturday, August 24th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Friends of Lost Creek Forest Counting

August 24th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Master Gardener Booth to answer Pollinator Census Questions


State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Athens


Master Gardeners will be setting up tables in the Visitor Center and the children's garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to provide additional information and answer questions about the Great Georgia Pollinator Census. .

August 24th 10 -1
Guided Pollinator Count and Pollinator Activities

Join Carroll County Extension, Master Gardeners, and the Natural Resource Conservation District for a pollinator event for the family.

Buffalo Creek Garden
Carrollton, Georgia

For more information contact Anne Anglin at anne.anglin@uga.edu.

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