It’s almost time for our next Wild Pollinator Count! The autumn 2020 count starts next Sunday 12 April and runs until the following Sunday 19 April. If you’re new to the project, you can find out details on how to … Continue reading
Wild Pollinator Count ends this weekend! Counts can be done anywhere in Australia until Sunday night, 17 November.
We will leave the submission form open until next weekend to allow everyone time to get their counts uploaded.
Hope you enjoyed counting, wherever you were this spring. Many parts of Australia are experiencing unprecedented weather and fire conditions. It will be interesting to see how wildlife, including our wild pollinators, respond to these conditions in coming years.
If you weren’t able to count this spring, our next count will run 12-19 April 2020.
Our spring Wild Pollinator Count starts this Sunday November 10 and runs until the following Sunday 17 November. Remember, your 10 minute count must be done during the count week, but the submission form will remain open the following week … Continue reading
Dear Wild Pollinator Counters,
A few weeks ago, we invited you to participate in an online survey on the personal experiences of citizen science participants – that means YOUR experiences.
Have you had a chance to complete the survey? If not, you only have a few days left. Take the opportunity and tell us what you think about our project!
If you have already completed the survey, thank you very much! We appreciate your time and feedback.
This is the link to the survey:
Thank you for your time!
Autumn Wild Pollinator Count ends this weekend – Sunday 21 April is the last day you can do a 10 minute count.
Thank you to everyone who contributed! We hope you enjoyed getting outside and looking for insect pollinators in your backyard or local park.
Don’t forget, the only way to make sure your count is included in our dataset is to submit your observations via our submission form. The form will remain open until April 29 to give you time to get your observations in. We will post a results summary in May.
If you missed out this time, our next count will be in spring: 10-17 November 2019.
The wait is over…Autumn Wild Pollinator Count starts this weekend. You can do a count anywhere in Australia, any time between 14 to 21 April 2019 (Sunday to Sunday). Please submit your observations via our online submission form.
If you’re new to Wild Pollinator Count, find out how to count here. Also check out our frequently asked questions and don’t forget the identification resources page, including our guide to identify the differences between bees, flies and wasps.
If you use iNaturalist, we’ve started a project for Wild Pollinator Count on that platform so feel free to join it and add any photos to the project. Note that you should still submit your observations via our website to be included in the results for this count period.
And don’t forget to tag us on social media with the hashtag #OzPollinators!
It’s almost time to count pollinators again! The autumn 2019 Wild Pollinator Count is on from 14-21 April 2019. The rules haven’t changed – take a 10 minute break any time during the count week to watch some flowers and record what you see. You can submit an observation from anywhere in Australia.
After the hottest summer on record, it’s still pretty hot and dry in many places. This might be good weather for cold-sensitive pollinators, but it also means there may not be much flowering in your part of the country. Remember, we don’t care if the flower you watch is a native species or a weed, as long as you can tell us what it is (common name is fine). If you’re not sure of the plant but still want to submit the observation, you can describe it in the notes, or email a photo so we can try and validate it when we summarise the data.
We can only take observations that happened during the count week (14-21 April). But if you don’t get to a computer that often, we will leave the submission form open after the 21st to give everyone time to submit observations. Results will be posted here on the blog in early May.
This April is also our 10th count! We started off in November 2014, with only 33 observations submitted. And we’ve been overwhelmed with how quickly people have jumped onboard for wild pollinator conservation – our most recent count in November 2018 had over 600 observations. Thank you to everyone who has contributed over the years, whether once or many times!
If you’re new to Wild Pollinator Count, we are an independent non-profit citizen science project run voluntarily. Our main objectives are to raise awareness about native pollinators and insect conservation. Your observations are contributing to long-term data on plant-pollinator interactions around Australia and we really appreciate you taking time to contribute! We hope you enjoy spending time with nature and learning more about the little animals that we overlook every day!
Check out How to Count and the Resources page for more information and identification tips, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions. And don’t forget our official social media hashtag is #OzPollinators!
If you’re curious about how Wild Pollinator Count started, you can read more here.
It’s wonderful to see how many people have jumped on board to count pollinators with us this spring. Thank you to everyone who’s already submitted a count. We hope you enjoyed discovering the forgotten pollinators in your backyard!
It’s the last weekend to contribute to the Spring 2018 Wild Pollinator Count. You can do a 10 minute count any time until Sunday evening. We will leave the submission form open until 25 November to give everyone enough time to get online and submit counts, but remember we can’t include any counts done after Sunday 18 November. We’ll post a summary of results on the blog by early December.
If you’re new to Wild Pollinator Count and want to keep up to date, join our e-news list via the link on the right of the page.
Spring Wild Pollinator Count starts now: Sunday 11 November 2018!
You have until next Sunday the 18th to do a 10-minute count. Pick any day when the weather is warm and sunny and find a flower to watch. Click here for instructions on how to do your count.
And don’t forget to submit your observations via our online form to contribute to our long-term data on plant-pollinator interactions across Australia.
You can do as many counts as you want during the count week. We will leave the submission form open until November 25 to allow you time to upload your observations. Results will be posted here on the blog in early December.
Hope you enjoy the spring count and we’re looking forward to seeing your observations!
It’s almost time for our Spring 2018 Wild Pollinator Count! This year, the count will run 11-18 November. Connect with us on social media with the official hashtag #OzPollinators.
It’s really easy to join in, wherever you are in Australia – just pick a warm, sunny day during the official count week, find a flower to watch for 10 minutes, and then submit your observations via our online form. Just follow the instructions on the How to Count page. As usual, the form will stay open for one week after the 18th, to allow you time to get your observations in.
The sprinter weather here in Armidale hasn’t been ideal for pollinator spotting so far. But there have been plenty of fly pollinators active on all the early-spring flowering plants. I’m looking forward to seeing what insects are out and about visiting flowers in a few weeks.
Here are some handy tips for how to tell the difference between bees, flies and wasps visiting flowers. And don’t forget you can download our Pollinator Guide here, as well as plenty of other resources and answers to some FAQ.
Happy Spring Counting…And if you miss out this time, we’ll be counting again in April 2019!
If you’re new to Wild Pollinator Count, we are an independent project run by scientists focused on pollinator conservation in Australia – find out more about us here.