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Science Central will operate, as here during a BioBlitz a few years ago in Narragansett, inside a large tent, where specimens collected will be identified and catalogued.

Little Compton to be BioBlitzed on ‘Nature Day’

Little Compton to be BioBlitzed on ‘Nature Day’

LITTLE COMPTON — A 24-hour BioBlitz, and conclave of over a dozen conservation and gardening organizations being called Nature Day, will descend upon Veterans Field on the weekend of June 13. The double-header event, expected by its sponsors to draw an estimated 500-600 people from around the area and New England, signals “a powerful next

Sakonnet area blueberry bonanza; sunny summer’s bumper crop

SAKONNET AREA — The season is over, but blueberry bushes this year showered roadside stands and markets in the Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport area with a bumper crop of blueberries. This was the best year in a long time, says Dick Hart of Tiverton, who has about 200 bushes on his 10-acre homestead, that

Welcoming the late-blooming blues

By Kristin Green Since the first witch hazel flower unfurled and crocus poked out of the ground last winter I haven’t for one minute been bored with my garden. I’ve been frustrated by it, challenged, thwarted, and enthralled by turns. It has given me plenty to fuss over, weed out, wish for, and has taught

Keller Williams employees Natasha Teixeira (front) and Vanessa Raposo deliver bags of mulch to their coworkers at the RI Veterans Home during the realtor's Red Day, a national project to give back to the community.

Local realtors give back at Veterans Home

The Rhode Island Veterans Home got a little brighter Thursday thanks to the efforts of some local realtors. Employees from the Bristol and Newport Keller Williams Realty offices donated their time Thursday to clean up the gardens around the Veterans Home, raking away dead leaves, weeding and mulching flower beds, and planting new shrubs and

Westport River Watershed Alliance volunteers plant the rain gardens with native vegetation.

Rain gardens take root near Westport Middle School

Staff from the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA), the Westport Highway Department and engineers from the Norfolk Ram Group worked together over the summer to create more rain gardens to clean up and slow down polluted runoff from roofs and parking lots at the Westport Middle School complex. The first phase of the project was

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