Citizen Science at Work
August 23rd and 24th of 2019, citizens of Georgia will be conducting the first ever statewide pollinator census.
This includes YOU if you live in Georgia! You will want to be a part of pollinator history!
How will it work? Each citizen scientist (YOU) will choose a favorite pollinator plant that is blooming in their garden for counting. You will count all the insects that land on that plant during a 15-minute period. After you tally the counts, you will upload your data to the webpage. Very simple. The data will be used for researchers to see a snapshot of which pollinators are at work in Georgia on those dates. Do I have to be an entomologist to participate? NO, definitely NOT. We will be asking you to place the insects you see into one of eight categories:
- Carpenter bees
- Bumble bees
- Small bees
- Honey bees
- Other insects