Who’s Counting?

Garden Scene

Do you have 15 minutes to spend in your yard or a park? UGA Cooperative Extension agents are looking for volunteers to help count Georgia’s pollinators — butterflies, bees and other insects — during the Great Georgia Pollinator Census on August 23 and 24.

The census is designed for all ages to participate – individuals, families, garden clubs, schools, youth groups – and no experience is required.

During the census, volunteers are asked to watch a flowering plant for 15 minutes and count the pollinators that land on it. Identification guides and sheets to record findings are available online at ggapc.org.

As part of the census, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park (phinizycenter.org) also will hold a community pollinator count from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24.