Be part of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census on August 20 at Cobb Water

Wasp on mountain mintBee or wasp on mountain mint (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Pollinators and native North American plants are both a vital and interconnected part of our ecosystem, but have been vulnerable to a variety of human generated and natural challenges over the decades.

To help identify the trends in the pollinator population, there is an event called the Great Georgia Pollinator Census of 2022.

Cobb County’s periodic newsletter posted the following details about the Cobb participation in the event:

Join Cobb Water and nature enthusiasts all over the state for the Great Georgia Pollinator Census of 2022. Cobb Water will guide you as you help gauge the health and diversity of pollinators across Georgia, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at our Wildlife & Rain Garden at the Water Quality Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta.

Attendees will help us record the number and type of pollinator species you find on different native wildflowers.
For questions, email:

Register here.  

If you can’t make it to this event, you can participate from home and lend a hand in the count.
Read more here:
Download the identification guide and observation sheet on this web page:

Video about the event

Here’s a video on how the count works, with instructions about how to use the guide provided for the count.

Further information

Here are further details of the event, reprinted from the Great Georgia Pollinator Census website:

Interested in joining our count this year? Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest in your inbox
  2. Prepare for the count days on August 19th and 20th
  3. Join our Georgia Pollinator Census Facebook page and follow us on instagram @GaPollinators.
  4. View The Great Pollinator Census 2022—How-To and History
  5. View The Great Pollinator Census 2022—Educators and Non-Profits
  6. Upload your counts to this website.  The portal to upload counts will open early on August 19th.