KIB’s Wild Pollinator Count

This month-long event engages community scientists in the important work of not only counting pollinators—birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects—but educating Hoosiers on the need to plant native to help people and nature thrive!

  • Pollinator Count Month is June 18 - July 22
    Pollinator Count Month is June 18 - July 22

    KIB presents the Indianapolis Wild Pollinator Count: through specific events, disseminated kits, engaging talks and a city-wide goal to increase wild pollinators, and in turn increase biodiversity in our neighborhoods and communities. This program will serve as a measuring tool to encourage a healthy and thriving Indianapolis.

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    This citizen scientist initiative is important because the data gathered will help guide conservation and restoration efforts, tree and other native plantings, as well as raise awareness of how vital pollinators are to the Indianapolis urban ecosystem.

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    ***If you cannot view the linked PDFs, you can simply right click and download it directly.***

  • 2018 Pollinator Count Events

    Ready to start counting? Come participate in our Pollinator Count events!

    • Springdale Chinquapin Oak Workday (Monday, June 18th at 8am-12pm)
    • Happy Hour Weeding (Friday, June 22nd at 3pm)
    • DigIndy Manhole Art (Saturday, June 30th at 10am-4pm)
    • Pollinator Night at Sun King Brewery (Tuesday, July 10th at 4:30-6:30pm)
    • IMPD East Community Day (Wednesday, July 11th at 10am-1:30pm)
    • Indiana Landmarks Treasure Hunt (Saturday, July 14th at 9am-3pm)
    • Happy Hour Weeding (Friday, July 20th at 3pm)
    • Quantum Leap with Indiana Humanities (September 15th at 2pm-4:30pm)
  • Let's Get Counting, Indy!
    Let's Get Counting, Indy!

    Directions

    1. Log-in or create an iNaturalist account.
    2. Join the KIB Pollinator Count project.
    3. Fill out information about your observation and submit!

    REMINDER: Enter one pollinator species per observation. If you see more than one type of bug during your 4 minute observation, enter each one separately (but you can use the same picture!).

  • Other ways to participate
    Other ways to participate
    • DOWNLOAD the Pollinator Count Kit (or save some paper and do it digitally…check out the button above)
    • FIND a KIB Greenspace you can collect data in, or Indy Park
    • CHECK OUT upcoming Pollinator Count Events
    • STAY ON TOP OF our social media accounts—we’ll be hosting various contests and giveaways during the week
    • SHARE your awesome pollinator pics online with the hashtag #KIBees
    • VOLUNTEER to help us add pollinators back to Indy
  • Give more than data during pollinator count month
    Give more than data during pollinator count month

    One way to maximize your impact is to bring your friends and family together to eat, drink, count pollinators and donate. That’s right—you can throw your own KIB Pollinator Party!

    It’s simple: Invite your friends over, tell them about KIB’s work and why it’s important to you, and give them an easy way to donate. Oh, and have a little fun while you’re at it.

    Not only are you raising money to support the greening of Indianapolis—you’re also spreading the buzz to your network about the importance of native plants and pollinators and their role in promoting our health, wellbeing, and the birds, bees, air and clean water that give us life.

    Best part? We make party prep easy. Download your Pollinator Party Kit for checklists, invites, KIB handouts, Pollinator Count Sheets, guest lists, and more!

  • three cheers to community data collection!

    Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who helped us count Indy’s beneficial insects in the 2016 Pollinator Count!

    You can read a full report of the data collected by clicking on the image, and you can click here to read the accompanying press release.

    Also, be sure to check out the bee-utiful #KIBees pics folks captured on Instagram.

  • Read up to learn more
    Read up to learn more

    From our expert staff to the smarts of awesome community partners like City In Green, we’ve gathered tons of info to help you become the top citizen scientist in Indy!

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