The San Bernardino National Forest invites the public on Saturday June 2 for a short walk to learn more about native pollinators and the services they provide for you.

The walk is provided as part of the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Pollinator Special Emphasis area, which has been developed to call attention to the importance of butterflies and native bees in providing important services for food production and ecosystem health.

Entomologists Chris McDonald of the University of California, Davis, Doug Yanega of the University of California, Riverside, and Forest Service wildlife biologist Anne Poopatanapong will be guiding the walk on the Old Morris Ranch area.

The walk will begin about 10 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m.

Those wishing to participate should convene at the Lake Hemet Market, 56571 Highway 74. From there, the group will caravan to the tour site, so do not be late! Also, if you plant to join the walk, the Forest Service advises you bring water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen and wear suitable footwear.

For more information, please call Anne Poopatanapong at (909) 382-2935.

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