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The Great Pollinator Census stopping in Georgia for the first time in Pine Lake

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The Great Pollinator Census stopping in Georgia for the first time in Pine Lake

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On Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Great Pollinator Census is making its first trip to Georgia to the city of Pine Lake, and all are invited to be citizen scientists at this free event.

According to the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, “The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a citizen science initiative where Georgians across the state count and record pollinators.On August 23rd and 24th citizens will be asked to count pollinators on a favorite pollinator plant for 15 minutes. We are looking for bumble bees, carpenter bees, small bees, honey bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and other insects.”

The Pine Lake Clubhouse, located at 300 Clubhouse Drive, will have free coffee and a Guided Census Count of local pollinators from 10 a.m. to noon. All results from the count will be given to the statewide Census report.

Following the count, participants are invited to pack a lunch and picnic from 12 to 2 p.m. with live music from local Pine Lake artists, Total Babe as well as Veronika Jackson.

In addition, the afternoon will include local artists installing a collage on the Pine Lake Art Wall as well as feature pollinator experts from Monarchs Across Georgia to lead activities for kids.

Have any questions? Email PLArtwall@gmail.com or check out the Facebook event here.

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