Great Georgia Pollinator Census, Aug. 19 & 20

I’ll be joining other Master Gardeners at Mason Mill Park tomorrow, Saturday August 20th from 10am – 12pm to help with the Georgia Native Plant Society’s ‘pollinator picnic’. Kids and adults are welcome, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park! You can help scientists either way by counting pollinators in your own gardens, filling out the “counting sheet” and uploading it online.

The 4th Annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census is here – August 19th and 20th!  Summer camps, 4-H groups and families have been taking advantage of summer days by improving their insect identification and counting skills to be ready.  Remember, the counting criteria and results reporting are designed for any Georgian or South Carolinian to participate with ease.

The Insect Counting and Identification Guide found on the project website is a wonderful resource to help you be prepare.  The website also has a basic counting video. Our Georgia Pollinator Census facebook page contains educational snippets on insect identification.  

In additional news, postdoctoral researcher, Conor Fairs, is researching pollinators and the factors that lead people to participate in pollinator conservation behaviors. He has created a survey asking participants about views, knowledge, and behaviors relating to pollinators, nature, and the environment. The survey will take about approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you are interested in helping Conor and completing the survey here is the link:
Georgians, South Carolinians and Hairy Dawg are protecting pollinators one count at a time.  Your counts do make a difference,

Becky Griffin
Project Coordinator


DeKalb Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor

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