Nature Walks

There is at least one naturalist lead walk per month with additional ones added during the spring wildflower and fall color seasons. An emphasis is put on understanding the different forest types found in our parks. Further information is given on individual plant and animal species, geology and human history of the area. All Nature Walks are free and open to everyone.  Pre-registration is not required.

 “Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at Tenhave Woods beginning at 10:00 am.  Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the park entrance.  Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk.  Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome.

"Late Summer Meadow” is being held at the arboretum on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end.  Take a tour of the meadow in our developing arboretum (behind the community center) and see what fall wildflowers are blooming.   

 “Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at Cummingston Park beginning at 10:00 am.  Park & meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  Ruth Hart, a Nature Society member, will lead the walk.  Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome.

"Fall Color” is being held at Cummingston on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 beginning at 10:00 am.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  This is the most beautiful time to take a look at our nature study areas. 

 Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at Tenhave Woods beginning at 10:00 am.  Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the park entrance.  Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk.  Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome

 "Fall Color” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday, October 30th, 2016 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  This is the most beautiful time to take a look at our nature study areas.

"Fall Color” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, November 5th, 2016, beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  This is the most beautiful time to take a look at our nature study areas.  

 "Geological Features of Tenhave Woods & Royal Oak” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday, November 6th, 2016, beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance..  What did this area look like thosands and millions of years ago?  Why is Royal Oak so flat or is it?   

"Mammals of Tenhave” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  Come and learn about the mammals that live in Tenhave Woods.  We will look for signs of these mammals and have skulls and skins with us to help describe them and how the live.

"Bark at Tenhave Woods” is being held at Tenhave on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  Learn the differences of bark on different species of trees and the changes in the looks of the bark as the tree ages.  Why are some barks smooth and others deeply furrowed?  Which patterns in the furrows help in to identify the tree species and more?

"Owl Hoot” is being held at Cummingston Park on Friday, December 16th, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  We will walk into Cummingston and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.

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