Mushroom program and walk Oct. 6 at Black Hawk


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Posted Online: Sept. 27, 2012, 3:53 pm
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Press release submitted by Dave Blanchette

ROCK ISLAND – Identifying and observing mushrooms will be the topic of a special program to be held Saturday, October 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Black Hawk State Historic Site's Singing Bird Center, 15th Street and 45th Avenue in Rock Island. The program is free and open to the public.

Participants may join photographer Jim Frink for an indoor program showing mushrooms and fungi at Black Hawk State Historic Site, followed by a walk to observe them in the Black Hawk forest, a Nature Preserve, where the plants and fungi can be viewed and appreciated, but not collected.

The program is sponsored by Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation, providing official educational support since 1972. Visit www.blackhawkpark.org for more information.

Black Hawk State Historic Site, which includes a large natural area, the Watch Tower Lodge and the Hauberg Indian Museum, is administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. It is open for free public tours.






















 



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