Great Georgia Pollinator Census is Aug. 19-20

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Aug. 4—Residents can be a part of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census from Aug. 19-20.

This citizen science project, created by the University of Georgia, is designed for everyone to participate and make a difference for pollinator conservation. Participants can keep their own count or take a shift of taking counts at the Charles D. Switzer Library in Marietta in their pollinator garden with pollinator plants and soil funded by the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail Grant.

Residents do not need to be an entomologist to partake. The project only asks for basic insect identification into the following categories: Bumble bees, Carpenter bees, Honey bees, Small bees, Wasps, Flies, Butterflies/Moths and Other Insects.

To sign up for a 15-minute shift, call Alex Beswick at the Switzer Library at 770-528-2141. Participants can sign up for more than one shift.

The 2022 Insect Counting and Identification Guide can be found online to provide more insights to help participants prepare. For more information about the project, visit