Great Southeast Pollinator Census 2023, August 18-19

Trees Atlanta celebrates the 2023 Great Southeast Pollinator Census with these educational and fun events for learners of all ages. Whether it’s bringing the kiddos to learn how to count for the Census or getting your hands “dirty” painting small pollinator houses with spray paint artist, ARRRTADDICT, there’s a way for you to get counted.

See the highlighted events below, or go to our Calendar of Event for a full list. Of course, please scroll down and review a brief list of steps you can get counting!


Family Fun: 2023 Great Southeast Pollinator Census

Fri Aug 18 | 4:30pm-6pm | Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse. Celebrate the 2023 Great Southeast Pollinator Census with The Happy Black Parent and Trees Atlanta for pollinator-themed stories and activities, then we’ll walk to the adjacent Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum to count pollinators together. Register to attend


Art Workshop: Street Art + Pollinator Home Mural with ARRRTADDICT

Sat Aug 19 | 2pm-4pm | Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse. Have you ever wanted to make street art like the kind you see at Krog Street Tunnel and on the bridges of the Atlanta BeltLine? This cool and lively workshop is for you! Join us for a unique painting experience led by one of Atlanta’s most prominent artists, Lisette Correa, also known as ARRRTADDICT. Learn the basics of spray painting and bold colorful street art designs specially curated by Art on The BeltLine alum, ARRRTADDICT. In this art workshop, you will paint little homes for some of Atlanta’s vital pollinating species! Take home your painted pollinator houses and install them in your nature space in honor of the Great Southeast Pollinator Census happening August 18-19. Enjoy an afternoon of music, drinks, art, and community. Painters of all skill levels will enjoy this event. Register to attend


Speaker Series: Great Southeast Pollinator Census Panel

Tue Aug 15 | 7pm-8:30pm | Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse. The Great Southeast Pollinator Census is a community science project created by the University of Georgia, and is now in its 6th year of operation with thousands of participants from multiple states of the southeast US. To highlight this fun (and scientifically important) census, ecosystem experts from Great South East Pollinator Census, EcoLogic, and Woods Keeper come together at Trees Atlanta to discuss the importance of pollinator interactions with people, trees, and the environment. Register to attend


Continue on your pollinator journey with these upcoming events that you might also enjoy.

Family Fun: Storytime with Trees Atlanta (Bilingual)

Sat Oct 07 | 10:30am-11:30am | Kendeda TreeHouse. ¡Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con un día de cuentos bilingües! Celebrate LatinX Heritage Month with a morning of bilingual storytime! What we’ll read: Señorita Mariposa, written by Ben Gundersheimer and illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero takes you on a journey alongside a monarch butterfly as she makes her migration from Canada to Mexico, and The Lizard and the Sun / La Lagartija y el Sol is written by Alma Flor Ada and illustrated by Felipe Davalos and has you travel back in time to ancient Mexico to learn about how the sun affects all living things. Register to attend


Trees Atlanta 24th Annual Tree Sale

Planting native species of trees and plants is critically important for creating healthy ecosystems for our native wildlife, including pollinators! Trees, in particular, are important sources of food for caterpillars and don’t overlook the role of leaf litter as habitat. Mark your calendar to order online or shop in person:


More about the Great Southeast Pollinator Census

Organized by the University of Georgia, the Great Southeast Pollinator Census is a citizen science project created by the University of Georgia. This project is designed for everyone to participate and make a difference for pollinator conservation!

You can participate in the Census on your own or by joining others in the Atlanta area:

  • Where: The native plant meadows on the Atlanta Beltline Arboretum is the perfect place to do your census. Have you visited these beautiful spots? Westside Trail: Between Lena Street and MLK Jr. Drive and near White St. near Rose Circle Park. Eastside Trail: Main entrance at Monroe Drive (across from Park Tavern) and also the Extension Trail  from Wylie Street to Memorial Drive. 
  • How: Watch this short video from GGPC.
  • Why: Learn more from Trees Atlanta about creating pollinator friendly spaces like the BeltLine with Basic Botany and Pollinators. 
  • Practice: Download this coloring page and learn the difference between goldenrod and ragweed.  
  • Share: We’d love to see how you get involved with the Census this year. Tag us @treesatlanta and @southeastpollinators


Posted on: July 18, 2023