The Delaware Native Pollinator Project

This video shares with the viewer the aesthetic and team experience of pollinator monitoring. Delaware Beewatchers volunteers are tracking population changes by counting bee visitations to identified bloom types. Over time, we will determine if these population types are changing. These counts can also validate successful relationships in pollinator gardens. Delaware Beewatchers encourage others to use their data sheets to count pollinators as a fascinating tool for monitoring pollinator populations.

Monitoring instruction can be found at: https://xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PA_Xerces-Guide.pdf

Data sheets for these counts are available from doncoats@verizon.net


During the off season Delaware Beewatchers meet as a study group on bee identity and their relationships to plant species and apply this knowledge during the summer counting season.

In 2018 an ambitious conservation concept began by installing many pockets of pollinator gardens and meadows near Centreville, Delaware. These locations include three golf courses, two country clubs, Brandywine Creek State Park, Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, and two private properties. One of these native plant meadows is over 32 acres. The vision of this project is a citizen science Pollinator Corridor Project similar to college research.

Photographers David Clark, Tom Davis, and Hank Davis add their skills for colorful, often stunning documentation.