Blackstone Parks Conservancy

I Like Lichen!

In the distant past, an algae, a fungus, and a cyanobacteria (and rumor has it, a basidiomycetes) teamed up to form LICHEN!  Useful as wildlife food, habitat for micro-critters, industrial dyes, medicines, and more, you WANT these growing on your rocks and trees!  Brave the cold for our quick scavenger hunt. Masks and registration required. Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906).

This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series. “Art & Science at the Park” is a continuation of the “Art in the Park” series, with more focus on community action to protect wildlife and biodiversity and combat climate change.  Learn about local flora and fauna through art and science activities.  Great for families or to use in the classroom.  Stay longer to enjoy the park, pick up litter, or use your new knowledge to educate others.

This event is led by Melissa Guillet, from 15 Minute Field Trips. Melissa has taught art for over 20 years and is an avid nature-lover involved in gardening, hiking, and collecting data as a citizen scientist.

Check the 15 Minute Field Trips Facebook page for weather updates.