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9 – 17 November 2024

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Australian Pollinator Count

Australian Pollinator Count

Engaging citizen scientists across Australia to help researchers better understand the plight of Australia’s insect pollinators, providing important data for researchers and scientists to improve their understanding of the changes in insect abundance and diversity nationally and over time.

Paul Harrop - Dronefly in Gardenia Thunbergia

Pollinator Photography Competition

The Pollinator Photography Competition encourages everyone to get out and capture bees and other pollinators in their local environment, whether it’s in an garden, park, school, on a nature strip or on a farm. The 2024 Pollinator Photography Competition will open on 23 September.

Pollinator Picnic

Spread out a rug and celebrate our magnificent pollinators with an Australian Pollinator Week picnic. Celebrate with friends or family – in your backyard or a local park.

2023 Pollinator Photography Competition Winners

See all the winners from the 2023 Pollinator Photography Competition

Poeple’s Choice Voting Now Open

 

2022 Pollinator Photography Competition

Winners

See all the winners from the 2022 Pollinator Photography Competition.

Celebrate Australia’s unique pollinators with music

Put on your dancing shoes, turn up the volume and listen to songs that celebrate Australian Pollinator Week!

Written and performed by the enormously talented Amelie Ecology and Reuben Ryan, it’s a celebration of our wonderful and diverse pollinators and is sure to get you all abuzz.

And check out the toe-tappin’ song from last year by Michael Fine.

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Australian Pollinator Week Dates

9–17 November 2024

8–16 November 2025

7–15 November 2026

6–14 November 2027

 

Let’s celebrate together, raising awareness of the importance of pollinators and supporting their needs.  

Inspiring community events and participation

Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators during our southern spring (November). It is a designated week when community, business and organisations can come together to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs.

Native stingless bee. Photo courtesy of Mark Berkery.

Green Carpenter Bee Conservation project

The Green Carpenter Bee is a large iconic native bee species. It is beautiful jewel green in colour, and is friendly and harmless. The species is extinct on mainland South Australia and Victoria but still exists on Kangaroo Island. The species relies on soft wood to make its nests. However, extensive and repeated bush fires in conservation areas on Kangaroo Island have removed a large proportion of these soft wood nest materials thereby severely threatening the bee’s existence.

Photo by Dr Remko Leijs.

 

We need your support to save the Green Carpenter Bee

All donations to the ‘Rita Fund’ specifically direct your donation towards Australian native bee research.

Meet Rita, our native reed bee mascot

Rita the ‘reed bee’ is indigenous to Australia and could be any one of the 80 or so bee species within the genus Exoneura. She doesn’t make honey, but she is a very important pollinator.

Find out more about Rita and why she’s so important to us. Plus there are fun activities for the kids to explore and learn.

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