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.

 "Meadow of the Arboretum”is being held at the Royal Oak Arboretum on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end. 

 The Royal Oak Nature Society Friends of Fungi, is holding a “Mushroom Walk” Saturday, August 22nd, 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. 

 “Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th, 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.

 "Arboretum in Early Fall” is being held at the Royal Oak Arboretum on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 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.

"Fall Color” is being held at Cummingston on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  This is the most beautiful time to take a look at our nature study areas.

 "Fall Color” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday, October 17th, 2015 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.

"Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th, 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

 "Fall Color” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 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 Saturday, November 7th, 2015, beginning at 10:00 am.  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 Saturday, December 12th, 2015 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.

 "Owl Hoot” is being held at Cummingston Park on Saturday, December 19th, 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.

 

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