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Walking with Pollinators: a Green Connection of Bats, Bees and Beetles
May 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join Amber Hasselbring, naturalist, artist, and director of Nature in the City, to learn about Route #20 — the Folsom, Mission Creek to McLaren Park — of San Francisco’s ‘Green Connections’ network.
Green Connections is a 20-year city plan, developed in 2013 with the input of community members, to create a citywide network of streets that help connect people to parks, open space, and the waterfront. The plan includes 25 routes, totaling 115 miles, each host to a special San Francisco species of flora or fauna, or natural habitat. Mays
May’s walk will begin at Precita Park (refer to WHERE below).
The hike will guide walkers from the mid-point of a Green Connections route named for pollinators, including bats, beetles, Honeybees, wild bees, butterflies, and moths, to discover a route that starts at the historic Ferry Building and ends at the second largest, and most wild park in San Francisco, John McLaren Park. Along the way, walkers will learn about local flora and fauna, and observe both the diversity and resiliency of nature during springtime in the city.
Walk highlights will include a climb up Bernal Hill, a visit to Holly Park, and then a walk down the hill and onto Alemany Farm, for an introduction to this historic, three and a half-acre community farm that was once an urban dumping ground, before crossing over the freeway to McLaren Park.
The walk will end at Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive.
When: Walk SF’s monthly members walk begins on Sunday, May 22nd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – walk will proceed rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather.
Where: Precita Park Cafe
What to bring:
- Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes
- Carry rain gear and sunhat as needed
- Stock sunblock, water, and personal snacks
Entrance Fee: FREE for Walk SF members; $10 minimum donation per person for non-members. Space is limited; RSVP required.