Plan to plant a pollinator garden this spring to benefit bees, butterflies and beneficial bugs. You’ll enjoy building habitat for beneficials and, if you live in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, you can participate in the Great Southeast Pollinator Census.
The Great Southeast Pollinator Census is a University of Georgia citizen science project. It’s designed for people of all ages to participate and make a difference for pollinator conservation. The word “census” sounds very official, but this project is simply observing plants for 15 minutes and noting each time an insect lands on that plant. You upload your data to the website and that’s it — you’ve done your part.
This year’s count takes place August 23 and 24, 2024, in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Learn More About Pollinator Gardens
Check out my tips for planting a pollinator garden in your own backyard.