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July 23, 2017

Mushroom Hike at Ballard Park


When:
May 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
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Where:
Ballard Park
21 Hazard Rd
Newport, RI 02840
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Friends of Ballard Park
4016193377
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Friends of Ballard Park will hold a mushroom hike Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 2 to 3 pm.
Expert mushroom hunters, Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, will share foraging secrets as well as information about the unique roles fungi play in the ecosystem as they point out mushrooms along the trails of Ballard Park. There are many mushrooms that favor maple trees which are the most popular tree in Ballard Park.
Ballard Park, Newport’s Only Nature Preserve, is located on the corner of Hazard and Wickham Roads. Event goers should meet at the Hazard Road entrance. Wear sturdy shoes as trails are uneven and steep in areas. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. For GPS directions use 21 Hazard Road.
Call 401.619.3377 or e-mail education@ballardpark.org to register. Drop-ins are welcome.

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