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May 29, 2017

Mushroom Hike at Ballard Park

May 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Ballard Park
21 Hazard Rd
Newport, RI 02840
Friends of Ballard Park
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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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Ryan Belmore, a Newport resident and life-long Rhode Islander, is the Editor & Publisher of www.whatsupnewp.com. Belmore is an on-air personality on Radio Newport 105.9FM, on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust, and is the organizer of the Newport Holiday Stroll. Belmore was the digital/social media coordinator for the '15 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and has previously worked for the New England Patriots, American Cancer Society and hosted a radio talk show on AM 1540 WADK. Contact Ryan by phone at 401-662-1653, by e-mail at Ryan@whatsupnewp.com or on Twitter at @Ryan_Belmore.