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.

 


"Owl Hoot” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Friday, January 30st, 2015 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park & meet at the Lexington & Marais lot..  We will walk into Tenhave and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.

"Trees & Shrubs”  is being held at Cummingston on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  Come and learn how we identify trees & shrubs and what we can learn from their bark, buds etc.

 "Owl Hoot” is being held at Cummingston Park on Friday, February 27th, 2015 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.

Owl Hoot” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Friday, March 13th, 2015 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park & meet at the Lexington & Marais lot..  We will walk into Tenhave and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.

 "Can We See Spring Yet” nature walk is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 beginning at 10:00 am.  Park Lexington & Marais & meet at the Lexington entrance. 

“Spring Wildflower” nature walk is being held on Saturday, April 11h, 2015 beginning 2:00 pm at Tenhave Woods (park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance).  We will be looking for Red & White Trillium, blue & yellow violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Spice Bush, Spring Beauty, Wood Poppy, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, & Wood Anemone and more. 

 “Spring Wildflower” nature walk is being held on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 beginning 2:00 pm at Tenhave Woods (park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance).  We will be looking for Red & White Trillium, blue & yellow violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Spice Bush, Spring Beauty, Wood Poppy, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, & Wood Anemone and more. 

Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at Cummingston Park beginning at 10:00 am.  Park & meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  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.

Nature Society’s 9th Annual Open House is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm.  Park at the Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance.  Open House schedule:

“Pond Life” program is being held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  We will be sampling the vernal pond for what is living in it.  We will have viewing trays to examine what we find.  For those interested small aquarium nets will be available for you to catch your own pond life and have us identify.  Come and learn about the interesting aquatic wildlife of Dragonfly Pond.

 “Tree Walk” begins at 1:00 pm.  Tenhave Woods has 43 species of trees.  Come and learn from Don Drife, Nature Society botanist, about some of the common tree species of southeastern Michigan.

 “Mushroom Walk” will start at 1:30 pm.  Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk.

 “Spring Wildflower Walk” will begin at 1:45 pm.  We will be looking for Red & White Trillium, blue & yellow violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Spice Bush, Spring Beauty, Wood Poppy, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, & Wood Anemone and more.    

 “Bird Walk” will begin at 2:00 pm.  Join Don Drife for a look at the resident birds and some that are just passing through.

 “Pond Life” program is being held on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm at Tenhave Woods (park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance).  We will be sampling the vernal pond for what is living in it.  We will have viewing trays to examine what we find.  For those interested small aquarium nets will be available for you to catch your own pond life and have us identify.  Come and learn about the interesting aquatic wildlife of Dragonfly Pond.

 “Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 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.

 

 


 

 

 

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