Below you will find the forms for both gathering and entering data for the current volunteering season. Data can be entered weekly, monthly, or at the end of the season.
Please enter your data online, or get in contact with us by phone or e-mail to arrange a pick-up of your hard-copy data sheets by the end of September. Thank you!
Anatomy of My Garden Survey:
What It Is: A survey that looks at the plants and features of your garden and surrounding areas. This pairs very well with the Pollinator Frequency Count and the Bee House Monitoring activities below.
Why: We’re hoping to assess pollinator habitat in urban gardens and see if/what features affect pollinator types and numbers.
Time Commitment: 30 minutes, once a season or whenever your garden changes significantly (new plantings, major changes in blooms).
Enter Your Survey Online:
What It Is: An activity where you identify and count the number of pollinators entering and pollinating a small section of garden for a set period of time. Requires a timer and the Pollinator Pocket Guide.
Why: We aim to gather more information on the numbers and ranges or native and local pollinators in urban habitats, as well as increase awareness or and familiarity with these amazing creatures.
Time Commitment: 30 minutes, once a week during the growing season.
Frequency Count Data Sheet:
How to count pollinators?
(Print and cut the above guide for a handy way to identify native and local pollinators.)
Enter Your Pollinator Frequency Count Data
Bee House Monitoring:
(For those who own or have access to a mason/leafcutter bee house.)
What It Is: A monthly check-in on a mason/leafcutter bee house to see how many cells/tubes are in use.
Why: This can help give an idea of both what types of hairy-belly bees are dominant in your area as well as acting as an additional method of counting pollinators.
Time Commitment: 30 minutes, once a month during the growing season.
Bee House Data Sheet:
Enter Your Bee House Monitoring Data