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SpeicalKeep Rome Floyd Beautiful will participate in the annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Friday, August 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful will participate in the annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Friday, August 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

KRFB Program Manager Emma Wells said folks don’t have to know a whole lot about critters, just be willing to take 15 minutes to observe and count activity around their favorite flower.

The event is sponsored statewide by the University of Georgia Extension Service. Participants choose a plant and then count the number of Carpenter bees, bumblebees, honey bees, wasps, flies, butterflies and other insects for 15 minutes.

“It can be in a public garden or private garden, it doesn’t matter,” Wells said.

People interested in being a part of the survey can download a form from the Great Georgia Pollinator Census website www.ggapc.org, which asks for the participants name, the address of the garden for mapping purposes, the name of the plant that is being observed — common or Latin name — the time and date, as well as the weather conditions.

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