Me? A citizen Scientist? Yes you!

August 20, 2020

1. Grab a pen, head outside, and be counted in the Georgia Great Pollinator Census 2020.

2. Pick a plant you've noticed lots of insects flying around lately.

3. Watch the plant for 15 minutes and take notes. Count butterflies and moths,

wasps, bumble bees, honey bees, carpenter bees, and other bugs.

4. Enter the information you collected Here, the name of the plant, and your name and email address.

5. That's it! You've added valuable information about the status of pollinators in Georgia! Thank you!

I chose Mountain mint as the plant I wanted to observe. It's a native species that grows around our far and I've seen lots of things buzzing around it lately . Here are a few of the insects I saw.

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Ailanthus webworm moth (I had no idea this was a moth!)

Great Black Digger Wasp

Double Banded scoliid wasp

Great Golden Digger Wasp