Events around the
Great Georgia Pollinator Census

CENSUS COUNTING EVENTS:

Berrien County

August 20th and 21st 2021, 10 am to 2 pm

Join our statewide effort to count pollinators in the third annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census! Wildlife Resources Division biologists will be hosting guided census event at the Gaskins Forest Education Center in Alapaha. A brief training will begin around 10, but participants may drop in anytime during the event to count and record their observations. Contact (229) 420-1183 to complete registration. All ages welcome!

 

Camden County

August 20th 9:00 a.m. – Noon 

Join the Camden County Extension Office for a morning of fun learning about pollinators! We will have a brief presentation and discussion on different types of pollinators before taking part in the census in the Extension Office’s new native plant garden. After the census, there will be a presentation on native plants for pollinators and each participant will have the opportunity to make and take a bee bath to use in their landscape. In addition we will have a native plant and native seed swap! If you don’t have native plants to share — no worries — we should have some extras! (Native plants and seeds only please.)

Camden County Extension Office 1409 Georgia Ave. Woodbine 

This event is free but please register at https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7QYFdtQa4zJkojY . There are a limited number of spaces available so please attend if you register!

Clarke County

August 20th from 3-6

August 21st from 9-12

Join UGA Athen-Clarke County Extension for Great Georgia Pollinator Census counting.  Counting will be held at our Extension office garden located at 275 Cleveland Road, Bogart.

Clarke County

August 20th and 21st from 10-2

The beautiful UGA trial gardens will hosting counting at the gardens (on campus).  Join them to have a great counting experience and to see the spectacular gardens!

DeKalb County

August 21st 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We invite families and community members to drop by the Tucker Butterfly Garden to “BEE”a citizen scientist! 

 

4898 Lavista Rd, Tucker 30084 We will have Master Gardeners present to help you identify insects and participate in the pollinator census.

Fannin County

This year you can complete your Pollinator Census at Project Chimps!

 

Come on August 20 & 21 from 9am-1pm to complete your pollinator census while taking a hike on one of our fun trails. We have more advanced trails for those wanting a challenge, or a nice & easy nature trail that is perfect for kids! We will also have our gift shop open.

 

Have you checked out our new hiking trails? Our hiking trails are open to the public. You can find more information about our trails here:  Hiking Trails – Project Chimps.  For more information send an email to events@projectchimps.org, or call 706-374-3675.

 

Project Chimps is located at 2031 Lowery Road, Morganton, GA 30560. From SR 515 / US 76, head north onto Loving Road. Stay on Loving Road for 2 miles until you see “My Mountain Cabin Realty”, on the corner of Old Loving Road. Turn left onto Old Loving Road. In a half mile, continue straight onto Lowery Road until you see a green mailbox, #2031. Turn right and continue down the drive, veering right and then parking on your left. From here you will see a pergola with volunteers and a table where you can pick up your Pollinator Census and hit the trails!

Fulton County

August 20th and 21st

Blue Heron Nature Preserve

4055 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta 30342

Come count with us!  Pop by the community garden area to count in our beautiful gardens at your leisure!

Gilmer County

August 21st at 10:30 a.m.

Gilmer County Public Library

Stop by and participate in the Great Georgia Pollinator  Census and Challenge!  Fun activities including crafts, bug scavenger hunt, and more!

Those who complete the challenge will be awarded a FREE waffle coupon to the Waffle House.  No registration required.

Gwinnett County

August 20th from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The Isaac Adair House is hosting Pollinator Census counting!

15 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, GA 

Join us at the butterfly garden!

Gwinnett County

August 20th from 12-2 p.m. and August 21st from 12-2 p.m.

Creative Enterprises will host Census counting!  

701 Hi Hope Lane, Lawrenceville, Ga 30043 (770) 962-3908

Look for us in the garden in front of the greenhouse

Gwinnett County

August 21st from 2-5 p.m.

Slow Pour Brewing Company is hosting Pollinator Census Counting!

407 N. Clayton St. Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (678) 629-3767

Look for us at the garden next to the building

Gwinnett County

August 21st from 10 – 2

Vines Park is hosting Pollinator Census Counting!

3500 Oak Grove Road Loganville, GA 30052 (678) 377-4010

Join us at the butterfly garden behind the pond.

Gwinnett County

August 21st at 11 a.m.

The Harvest Gwinnett Community Garden program is hosting Pollinator Census counting at all of the following sites:

  • Dacula Park Community Garden (205 Dacula Road, Dacula)
  • E. E. Robinson Park Community Garden (885 Level Creek Road, Sugar Hill)
  • Graves Park Community Garden (1500 Graves Road, Norcross)
  • J. B. Williams Park Community Garden (4935 Five Forks-Trickum Road, Lilburn)
  • Lawrenceville Community Garden (225 Benson Street, Lawrenceville)
  • Lenora Park Community Garden (3195 Lee Road, Snellville)
  • Peachtree Ridge Park Community Garden (3170 Suwanee Creek Road, Suwanee)
  •  Vines Park Community Garden (3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville)
  • West Gwinnett Park Community Garden (4488 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake)

Gwinnett County

August 21st from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Discovery Garden Park (at 219 Lawrenceville St. NW, Norcross) is hosting a pollinator workshop where garden club members will assist people in counting for the Great Georgia Pollinator Census.  Hosted by the Norcross Garden Club.

Harris County – Callaway Gardens

August 20th and 21st, 9:30 a.m. noon

Callaway gardens is partnering with UGA Extension Troup County and they are celebrating this year Pollinator Census in a big way!  On Friday, August 20th, Troup County MGEVs and Beekeepers are invited to join them anytime between 9:30 and noon at the Cecil B Day Butterfly Center for activities and counting.

On Friday the 20th, the general public is invited to an event from 9:45 until 10:30 also at the Butterfly Center.

On Saturday, August 21st, 4-Hers are encouraged to join them between 9:30 and noon at the Butterfly Center for activities and counting.

Registration for all events is required by calling the Troup County Extension office at 706-883-1675.

Liberty County

August 20th and 21st 2021, 10 am to 2 pm

Join our statewide effort to count pollinators in the third annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census! Wildlife Resources Division biologists will be hosting guided census events at Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center in Midway. A brief training will begin around 10, but participants may drop in anytime during the event to count and record their observations. Contact (229) 420-1183 to complete registration. All ages welcome!

 

Lumpkin County

August 20th from 12 – 2

UNG Campus, Historic Vickery House Open House Event

Come by and learn about the Great Georgia Pollinator Census

McIntosh County

August 20th and 21st from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Florabundance Gardens in Darien, Georgia will host activities for the Great Georgia Pollinator Count on Friday August 20 and Saturday August 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

 

You can conduct your own pollinator count here in our gardens and nursery and participate in guided or self-guided walks in the nursery and gardens. Pollinator plants will be available for sale.

 

RSVP to florabundancegardens@gmail.com or phone 912-217-4892.

Muscogee County

August 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drop by Oxbow Meadows on Saturday August 21st, 2021 from 10am to 2pm to participate in the third annual Georgia Pollinator Census! Head out on to the trails to count our local pollinators for this citizen science project that is perfect for the whole family. This is a free event. No registration is required

Spalding County

August 20th from noon until 1 p.m.

A guided count is planned at the UGA Research and Education Garden located just off the UGA Griffin Campus at 129 W. Ellis Road, Griffin.

Thomas County

August 20th and 21st 10:00  a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join us at Pebble Hill Plantation for the 2021 Great Georgia Pollinator Census where citizens of all ages record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state!

Pebble Hill Plantation Kitchen Garden (parking is available at the Learning Center directly across from the Kitchen Garden)

1251 U.S. Highway 319 South

Thomasville, GA 31792

All ages are welcome. You don’t have to be an expert to participate!

Participation is FREE!

Please sign-up online: www.pebblehill.com/calendar

For more information, visit www.pebblehill.com or call: 229-226-2344

Thomas County

Saturday, August 21st from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Cherokee Pollinator Garden at Cherokee Lake Park adjoining the Rose Garden, Thomasville, celebrates the Great Georgia Pollinator Census.

You can come to enjoy our large public butterfly garden and it’s wildlife and participate in the census. Volunteers will be present to help you, and there will be displays and handouts and a small native plant sale.
 
The main sun garden is in the shape of a butterfly and about 2500 square feet. You can see it from Google Earth! There are also areas on a sunny hillside and in the woods, with a lovely new trail. The all native plant garden is maintained by volunteers from Friends of Lost Creek Forest and Hands on Thomas County with support from the City.
 
Special guests volunteers will be Sally and Dean Jeu, butterfly experts with the North American Butterfly Association, Hairstreak Chapter, Tallahassee.

Towns County

August 20th at 11:00 a.m.

Join us at the Hamilton Gardens Paris Pavilion  to help count our pollinators.

There will be a brief overview of the count purpose and procedures for counting and recording.

The actual count only takes 15 minutes at a number of perfect spots in the upper garden. You might want to bring a small stool or a chair and sun hat.

The presenter is Emma Harris, Hamilton Gardens intern.

The Paris Pavilion can be reached by turning off US 76 at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds sign and proceeding to the large arch.  Turn right after the arch and continue up the hill to the Gardens parking lot and Pavilion

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