Thanks for counting!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Autumn Wild Pollinator Count. We’ve broken our autumn record for number of observations submitted!

The submission form is now closed and we will post a results summary on the blog soon.

The spring count will be on from 12-19 November.

Final countdown!

We hope you’ve had fun counting pollinators this week. The cold snap across the south-east early in the week wasn’t ideal weather for pollinator spotting! But luckily, it warmed up again quickly, with ideal pollinator sampling conditions across most of the country for the rest of the week. We even got our first ever observation from the Northern Territory, despite the cyclonic weather they are battling up there!

The Autumn 2017 National Wild Pollinator Count ends Sunday April 16th. So if you haven’t done a count yet, there’s still time! You can conduct a 10 minute observation of any flowering plant, anywhere in Australia, at any time until Sunday evening.

The submission form will remain open until April 23rd to give you time to enter your observation data online. But remember, we can’t accept any observations that were conducted after the 16th.

A results summary of this autumn count will be posted here on the blog at the end of April.

If you missed out on counting this time, don’t worry…the spring 2017 count will run from November 12-19.

See you next time!


Final Countdown!

There’s only one more day to do a Wild Pollinator Count! You can do a 10 minute count until Sunday night, November 20. The submission form will remain open until November 27, to give everyone time to submit observations.

If you took photos of any insects you counted as part of your submission, you can send your photos to us at Or you can share it with us via: our album on Flickr; by joining our Wild Pollinator Count project in Bowerbird; or by adding our hashtag #OzPollinators to your tweet on Twitter.

Thanks for joining in our Spring 2016 Wild Pollinator Count! Our data managers will post a summary of the results by mid-December.

Our next count will be in autumn 2017, from 9-16 April.


A hover fly (top) and a drone fly (bottom) share a blossom. Both these flies belong to the same taxonomic family.