The Great Southeast Pollinator Census
Open to residents of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Next Census: August 18th and 19th, 2023
The Great Southeast Pollinator Census is a citizen science project created by the University of Georgia. This project is designed for everyone to participate and make a difference for pollinator conservation! Watch the video to learn more about how to join the count.
Join the count!
Interested in joining our count this year? Here’s how:
- Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest in your inbox
- Prepare for the count days on August 18th and 19th
- Download the printable the 2023 Counting Sheet (2023 Guia de Conteo)
- Check out the 2023 Insect Counting & Identification Guide (2023 Conteo de Insectos y Guia de Identificacion)
- Join our Southeast Pollinator Census Facebook page and follow us on instagram @SoutheastPollinators.
- View The Pollinator Census—How-To and History
- View The Pollinator Census—Educators and Non-Profits
- Upload your counts to this website. The portal to upload counts will open early on August 18th.
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Planning your new pollinator garden or expanding your existing habitat?
Steps in creating a pollinator paradise in your home landscape:
Step 1: Evaluate your garden space. How much sun does it receive? Does it hold water or have good drainage?
Step 2: Consider having your soil tested at your local Extension office. Results will help you pinpoint soil nutrition deficiencies.
Step 3: Choose plants considering your planting site and life style. If you are a traveler or busy outside of your home, choose lower maintenance plants. Lean towards natives.
Step 4: To attract the most diverse types of insects, vary flower form color and size. Plant in mass. Don’t plant one milkweed plant hoping to attract Monarch butterflies. If you have the room, plant 5, 7, 9 or more of each plant variety to ensure the butterflies can easily find the plants. Remember, though, even a large pot of pollinator plants on a patio balcony can make a difference!
Step 5: Make sure some of your choices include August bloomers for the Census!
The Census has amazing project partners and supporters:
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.