Rhode Island

    Newport, Rhode Island: One of the Best Ports in New England

    8/25/18 •

    New England is blessed with several ports that you can enjoy to the fullest without so much as a dime in your pocket. Newport, Rhode Island is one of the best. The first attraction in this seaside wonder is the harbor. Vessels from all over the world dock here, and you could spend an entire…

    Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, Saunderstown, Rhode Island

    9/02/16 •

    Tucked away in charming Saunderstown, Rhode Island, our family found the unique Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum. Stuart, who painted the portrait of George Washington found on the U.S. 1-dollar bill, grew up on this pretty site, which houses other works by the master portrait painter. Girls in period dress showed us around the restored…

    John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Massachusetts

    4/07/20 •

    …roughly 45 miles between Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. What’s so special about this stretch of river valley? Well, as my husband and I learned during a recent visit, a fellow named Samuel Slater built a textile mill on the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, way back in 1793. Slater’s…

    Aquarium Plant Database (222 Plants and Counting)

    10/19/19 •

    …inchesFastNorth AmericaScattered locations from Rhode Island to Georgia Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea'EasyMediumNot SpecificStemPrimulaceaeLysimachiaStem width: 3cm (1in)MediumCultivarCultivar Marsilea spp.EasyMediumForegroundMoss / FernMarsileaceaeMarsilea1/8-1-2 inch leaf width, 1/4-1 inch tall submersed growthModerateCosmopolitanCosmopolitan Mayaca fluviatilisModerateMediumNot SpecificStemMayacaceaeMayacastem width 1 inchFastNorth, Central and South AmericaWidespread Micranthemum umbrosumModerateMediumNot SpecificStemLinderniaceaeMicranthemumStem width: 1-2cm (0.5-1in)FastNorth AmericaUnited States Microsorum pteropusVery EasyLowEpiphyteMoss / FernPolypodiaceaeMicrosorumHeight: 15-30cm (6-12in)MediumAsiaSoutheast Asia Microsorum pteropus…