Pollinator Week 2023 - Pollinator Bioblitz 

Date: June 19-25, 2023

Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. This community science project is hosted by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign's (NAPPC) Pollinator Communications Taskforce. Join this project to help collect data on the distribution of pollinators across the US, Canada, and Mexico during pollinator week (June 19-25, 2023). We're especially interested in learning about and documenting floral resources that support our pollinators. Please share photos of pollinators visiting floral resources in your neighborhood. When possible, try your best to identify the pollinator and floral resources captured in the image. Alongside the iNaturalist community, we'll help confirm and add identifications.We've set this project up to autopopulate during the week of pollinator week. So, if you're signed up, we should get your observations automatically. We've included most of the key pollinator taxa, including bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, hover flies, hummingbirds, and bats. You may notice we've chosen to exclude beetles. While we recognize that beetles can be important pollinators, we're leaving them off since this project is set up to autopopulate, making it difficult to filter pollinators. Also, you may notice that there are some moths, wasps, and bats that appear in the project that aren't pollinators. Those are tradeoffs for keeping the project open to autopopulate. The non-pollinating species can be filtered out at a later point in time.Thank you for signing up for this bioblitz and helping document the diversity of pollinators in your area and across North America!

Must have an iNaturalist account to participate in bioblitz. 


For more information contact: TysonGregory, tyson.gregory@uky.edu