Blackstone Parks Conservancy
If you look out the windows of our erg rooms, you can see ducks on the water.  But they don’t look like the ducks we see in the summer and they certainly don’t act like the summer ducks.  In fact, some of these ducks are predators, another good reason to shut the river down in deep winter.
On Sunday, February 16nd, you can learn about our winter ducks, who consider Rhode Island their equivalent of Florida. At 2 PM, Dan Berard, noted naturalist, will lead a walk on River Road, spotting and commenting on the birds we see.  The tour will originate in the Narragansett Boat Club and also end there, with coffee and chocolate to warm you up.

They are not all pine trees! Learn how to identify conifers by needle, scale and cone.  Explore Blackstone Park. At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Rd. aka River Dr., Providence, RI 02906). Part of the Art & Exploration at Blackstone Park series, with 15 Minute Field Trips, at 10 a.m. first Saturdays July 2019 – June 2020  Check the 15 Minute Field Trips Facebook page for weather updates.

Due to forecasted inclement weather, Cones and Conifers, the January event of our “Art & Exploration” series, has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 18th, at 10:00 am.