The Great Pollinator Census


Friday, Aug 19 to Saturday, Aug 20 @ 9am - 4pm

Join us outside August 19-20 for the Great Georgia Pollinator Census—a citizen-science project established by the University of Georgia.

In 2013, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s growing concerns regarding the decline in pollinators led her to take action for the conservation of butterflies—especially Monarchs, which face many challenges such as habitat loss, exposure to chemicals, adverse weather conditions, and lack of food sources. She and her neighbor Annette Wise started The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail to establish, preserve, and promote habitats for butterflies. This trail encourages the creation of corridors between gardens to provide a route abundant in food, shelter, and host plants for migrating pollinators. The Butterfly Trail now extends across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan. Atlanta History Center is thrilled to highlight our Goizueta Gardens and associated offerings in support of this effort.

Please join us in celebrating Mrs. Carter’s 95th birthday by visiting the Goizueta Gardens to participate in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census on August 19 and 20. Our friends from the Intown Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society will be on site that Saturday from 10am–12 pm to join us in the count, share more about getting involved with GNPS, and celebrate the wonder of pollinators. The Great Georgia Pollinator Census enables everyone to make a difference by participating in pollinator conservation. Instructions and printable resources on how to participate can be downloaded here. Our gardens include both paved and unpaved paths, and admission is included with a general Atlanta History Center ticket. Advanced reservations are encouraged. Receive $5 off with code '5OFFPOLLI'.