Blackstone Parks Conservancy

On a perfect fall day

“We had a wonderful time learning about mushrooms and exploring the trails on a perfect fall day. Kids had a blast making clay mushrooms. It was great family fun. One mom expressed gratitude to spend time with her teen daughter outside. Despite the drought, we found violet-toothed polypores, a good clump of oysters, and a slime mold!” – Melissa Guillet of 15 Minute Field Trips, on last Sunday’s event “Mysterious Mushrooms”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seekonk river: current health and future. A briefing and Q&A with RI DEM Deputy Administrator Sue Kiernan   Organized by the Narragansett Boat Club, Co-sponsors: Blackstone Parks Conservancy Fox Point Neighborhood Association Friends of India Point Park Institute at Brown for Environment and Society Providence Stormwater Innovation Center Save the Bay Seekonk Riverbank Revitalization Alliance […]

Coyote Alert

The evening of September 19th (Saturday), a coyote closely approached a pedestrian walking a dog on Angell, along the edge of this park. When the person waved arms and stomped feet to scare the coyote, it did not retreat. This is unusual behavior. Please keep your dogs leashed and be observant. If you see a […]

Learn about the amazing ways seeds travel and even “time travel” as you hunt for seeds, sort by mobility, and look for “hitchhikers”.  Meet “Methuselah”, the oldest viable seed in the world!  Registration and masks required.  Fun for the whole family!At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Check the […]

A mix of regulars and occasional participants have been hard at work removing invasive plants, spreading wood chips, and fixing trails.  In late June and throughout July we worked in all three sections of the park.  In spite of the heat, it’s been fun and extremely satisfying to know that we’re giving native plants some […]