|National Pollinator Week is June 18 to 24 this year. Come celebrate with a walk at beautiful Lemhi Pass southwest of Dillon on the Continental Divide on Sunday, June 24, with local pollinator and plant experts. The Calypso Chapter of the Native Plant Society in conjunction with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest are hosting this event, with experts from Montana State University and the Rocky Mountain Research Station providing pollinator and plant identification expertise.
This family friendly event is free to all and designed to help those interested in learning more about the local flora and pollinators. Participants can walk at their leisure at several stops along the way.
If you are planning to join in, dress for inclement weather and bring a lunch, water, rain gear, sunscreen and a camera. If you have wildflower field guides and magnifying lens, bring them along, as they are helpful, however, there will be additional ones to share on the tour.
Those interested should meet at the Forest Service office in Dillon located at 420 Barrett Street at 9 a.m. Carpooling is encouraged. Attendees may return home when they please, but the event will likely run until 2 or 3 p.m. before returning home.
For more information, contact the Forest Service in Dillon at (406) 683-3900.