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Gardens at Brookdale hosts regional pollinator census

On Friday, August 18, The Gardens at Brookdale hosted several volunteers for “The Great Southeast Pollinator Census.” Another group will be joining in this important work on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Created by the University of Georgia, the Census is used to count the many pollinators in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. People involved watch a flower for a certain period of time and count how many of a particular type of insect visit.

“We planted this pollinator garden specifically because without pollinators you cannot grow food,” says Gardens Manager Susan Fisher. “I thought this would be a great way to get the community involved in something important, and this could be a great project for children to teach them the value of preserving our pollinators.”

One proactive volunteer, Shaylen, said, “Pollinators are super important to the ecosystem and even in our world. WE would not be able to eat food or view our beautiful flowers [without them].” She is one of many who have done this consensus before and highly recommends others to participate and learn how pollinators operate.

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