Your Observations - Wild Pollinator Count
Your name *
If you'd prefer not to include your full name - one name and an initial would be helpful. Or the name of a group/organisation you were participating with.
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Your email address
Optional, but it enables us to contact you if we have any queries about your sightings. We'll also send you a copy of your submission. (So yes, if you are submitting multiple entries, please complete this each time).
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Date of this observation *
The time of this observation *
N.B. The time you started the ten-minute observation.
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The location of your observation
Including your postcode is essential so we can contribute records to national biodiversity data. If your postcode applies to multiple localities, please also specify your suburb/town.
Postcode *
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Suburb or town
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Location/address
(Optional) E.g. a street name, place name or description ("council park at the end of Smith St") You can enter 'as before' if completing multiple counts in the same location entered by the same person.
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The name of the plant (common or scientific) you observed *
This information is important so we can match insects with the plants they visit.
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Is the plant native or exotic? *
Details of your observation site. *
Eg. area/quantity of flowers observed -- a 30cm x 30cm window of flowers OR magnolia tree: 1 flower on a 4m tree that is in full bloom.
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Sightings
For each of the categories of pollinator below, please enter the number of individuals you observed. If you know the species, you can note them in the 'other details' section below.
BEES - European honey bees
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BEES - Blue-banded bees
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BEES - Other bees
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BEETLES - Ladybird beetles
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BEETLES - Other beetles
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BUTTERFLIES or MOTHS
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FLIES - Hoverflies
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FLIES - Other flies
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WASPS - European wasps
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WASPS - Other wasps
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OTHER / unsure / uncategorised observations
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The TOTAL number of insects you observed
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If you saw an insect you can't name, please describe it here and tell us how many you saw.
Please also ensure you included them in the 'other' category of the count tally.
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Add any other details about your observations.
If you recognised any family/genus/species, please list them and how many of each you noted within the categories above, or any other wild pollinator category not listed. Be as detailed as you can. You can also leave other comments or observations, such as weather, species typically seen here, or other notes.
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Photos and keeping in touch
Did you take any photographs of pollinators you would like to share?
Photograph access
Please provide the link to your photos online (eg on Flickr, Bowerbird, other social media with public access) if sharing in this manner
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Do you permit us to use your photos (with credit) on the Wild Pollinator Count website or social media pages?
Would you like to receive news about the Wild Pollinator Count including the results and reminders for future events via email?
If yes, ensure you included your email address at the top of this form.
Other comments or feedback
Anything else you'd like to tell us or suggestions for improving the Wild Pollinator Count ...?
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If emailing photos, you may wish to reply to our confirmation email and attach them to help make it clear which observational notes go with which photos.

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