Great Southeast Pollinator Census


The how-to-count-handout_2022-scaledGreat Southeast Pollinator Census is a citizen science project created by the University of Georgia. The census takes place over August 18th and 19th and is designed for citizens of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina of all ages 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 can participate with at least 15miutes to spare. 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
  • Wasps
  • Flies
  • Butterflies/Moths
  • Other Insects

For more information on how you can participate at home visit the Great Southeast Pollinator Census website at You can find guides to identifying pollinators, counting forms and instruction on how to log your counts. 


Carrboro Drop-In Counting Events

Friday, August 18th

  • 9am-10am at Anderson Park (302 Highway 54 West)
  • 1pm-2pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park (1120 Hillsborough Road)

Carrboro town staff are hosting two drop-in count 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.

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 or 919-918-7426 with questions.