Citizen Science Pollinator Count
Researchers at the Great Sunflower Project are collecting information on pollinators around the country, and they need your help! Can you be a pollinator scientist in your own backyard?
What you need:
A clipboard with a blank sheet of paper, and a pencil Optional: a camera, binoculars, crayons
- Choose a flowering plant in your neighborhood that you are able to spend at least 5 minutes observing. Record its name, the date, and the time of your observation period.
- Collect data! Count each pollinator that you see visit the flowers. You can do this as a tally, a series of photos, or drawings! Do your best to identify what type of pollinator it is. Be as specific as you can! (Example: Carpenter Bee or Honey Bee?
Hover Fly? Cucumber Beetle?
- Submit your data here! https://www.greatsunflower.org/sunflower/observation
- This data helps to identify plants that support pollinators and pinpoint the regions where they thrive.
More great pollinator-supporting resources at https://www.greatsunflower.org/