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Great GA Pollinator Census August 19th

The Walton County Master Gardeners are hosting a Pollinator Census and Family Fun Day SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th from 9am to Noon at the Friendship Park Pollinator Sanctuary in Social Circle!

On August 18 and 19, citizens in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will participate in the fifth Great Southeast Pollinator Census to document our pollinator populations. Anyone can participate in this important initiative. Families, school groups, scouts, garden clubs, 4-H groups, individuals – everyone! You don’t have to be an entomologist to participate!

The Great Pollinator Census began as a pilot project in Georgia in 2017 and became a statewide project in 2019. Since then both South Carolina and North Carolina have joined the census. Headed by Becky Griffin, UGA Community & School Garden Coordinator, Pollinator Health Associate and Georgia Certified Beekeeper, the Great Southeast Pollinator Census is web-based and full of information. At, you can find census data from 2019 – 2021, as well as resources for individuals, educators and businesses. On the days of the census, the home page will become a portal to upload your counts. There is also a Spanish version available.

Participants will be counting pollinator insects that land on a favorite flowering plant for 15 minutes and tally the number of insects that fall in to these categories: Carpenter Bees, Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, Small Bees, Wasps, Flies, Butterflies and Moths, and Other Insects. Examples are shown below.

Do you and your family want to participate in the census and become citizen scientists? The Walton County Master Gardeners will be on site at the Friendship Park Pollinator Sanctuary Garden on Saturday, August 19, where we'll be happy to provide all the data collection tools and tutorials you'll need to make your counts. Bring the whole family and earn your Citizen Scientist Badges at our Pollinator Stations, which include: Pollinators Up Close, Bubble Station, Face Painting, Honey Bee Booth and honey tasting, Making Seed Bombs, Pollinator Toss, and a Chalk Walk along the Pollinator Pathway.

Visit The Walton County Master Gardeners Events Page for more details about this event and other upcoming WCMG activities.

Need more information about the census? Go to and follow on Facebook at Georgia Pollinator Census and Instagram @GaPollinators.


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