The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is taking place Friday, August 21st through Saturday, August 22nd! The Pollinator Count is a statewide project where all Georgia citizens are asked to count pollinators. Adults and children can complete this activity at their home or local park, anytime in the morning or afternoon, and it only takes 15 minutes! If assistance is needed, members from the Norcross Garden Club and Bee City Subcommittee (PollinateNorcross) will be in Norcross Discovery Garden Park from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 22nd, ready to help (from a distance and with masks, of course!).
To take part in the count, each citizen scientist (aka, your child) will choose a favorite plant that is blooming in the garden. Your goal is to count all the insects that land on that plant during a 15-minute period. Later, our club members will tally the counts and upload the data to a special University of Georgia webpage. The information will be used for researchers to see a snapshot of which pollinators are at work in Georgia.
For more information, check out the attached flyer or visit ggapc.org.