At our April Dig Day in the Community Garden, we participated in the Autumn Wild Pollinator Count. Each of us spent 10 minutes staring at a flowering plant and counting which pollinators paid a visit. This humble task may seem inconsequential, but think again… thanks to your efforts and those of hundreds of others around Australia, the Autumn 2019 pollinator count was the biggest yet (almost double the previous record)!!! This huge data set, created by us, is an invaluable source and will be used to help us better understand our pollinators and help protect them. This is not only good for the bees, flies and butterflies, but also for us, who rely on these endearing insects to pollinate most of our food. For more details of the 2019 Autumn results look here…https://wildpollinatorcount.com/2019/05/28/autumn-2019-results-our-biggest-count-yet/ and if out missed out in April, don’t fear, watch this space in spring for the next count!
The pollinator count is a wonderful example of how powerful we can be when we work together!
A special thank you to Gloria, Kit, Sky, Helen, Lance and Miri for all taking time to count pollinators!