Have you heard the buzz?
On Aug. 18-19, Carrboro residents will be counting all of the pollinators they can find in their environment for the 2023 Great Southeast Pollinator Census!
The Great Southeast Pollinator Census is a citizen science project created by the University of Georgia. The census takes place over Aug. 18-19 and is designed for residents of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. People all ages are invited to participate and make a difference for pollinator conservation.
We encourage school groups, gardeners, families and individuals to be a part of the project. Anyone with at least 15 minutes to spare can participate. You do not need to be an entomologist to partake; we ask for only basic insect identification into these categories:
- Bumble bees
- Carpenter bees
- Honey bees
- Small bees
- Other Insects
For more information on how you can participate at home, visit the Great Southeast Pollinator Census website at www.gsepc.org. You can find guides to identifying pollinators, counting forms and instruction on how to log your counts. Visit our the Carrboro Great Southeast Pollinator Census webpage for information and resource links: https://www.carrboronc.gov/2933/Great-Southeast-Pollinator-Census
Carrboro Drop-In Counting Events
Carrboro town staff are hosting two drop-in counting sessions open to the public. Come by one of the sessions to learn more about our local pollinators, craft your own pollinator hotel, and participate in the census.
Friday, Aug. 18, 2023
- 9-10 a.m. at Anderson Community Park (302 Highway 54 West)
- 1 -2 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park (1120 Hillsborough Road)
Census forms and other materials will be provided for participation. Bring your water bottle as a refill station will be available.
Contact Heather Holley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-918-7426 with questions. We hope to see you there!