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Helpers needed for UGA pollinator census count

On April 22 and 23, the University of Georgia Pollinator Project is hosting a campus pollinator census in collaboration with UGA Cooperative Extension, Connect to Protect and UGA faculty and students.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food people eat. Recognized as a Bee Campus USA on March 1, 2021, UGA is committed to supporting healthy pollinator habitats through interdisciplinary teaching, research and service.

For the April census, UGA faculty, staff and students are invited to spend 15 minutes on either day counting pollinators on a blooming plant. The information collected will provide valuable data to guide future pollinator enhancement efforts.

Participants can count by themselves or join a UGA group count where information sheets and identification help will be available. Times and locations of group counts will be posted with counting guides and data collection sheets on the UGA Pollinator Project website. E-mail questions to