The Royal Oak Nature Society is a volunteer group working with the City to protect and promote the usage of Royal Oak's two nature preserves: Cummingston Park & Tenhave Woods.
Because of the interest expressed after her talk for the Royal Oak Nature Society on March 6, 2013. Mary Fredricks, a Nature Society Supporting member, has put together the following list of the reference books she uses to learn about and identify fungi. For a much more comprehensive list, go to www.mykoweb.com/biblio/bibliography.html.
Mycology is the study of fungi. Mary would like to know if there is any interest in forming an amateur mycology club in Royal Oak. If you are interested or would like more information about what such a club would do, please contact her at email@example.com.
BOOKS ABOUT FUNGI RECOMMENDED BY MARY FREDRICKS
- Arora, David (1986). Mushrooms Demystified. Ten Speed Press: Berkeley, CA. 959p.
- Barron, George (1999). Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England. Lone Pine Publishing: Edmonton, AB. 336p.
- Hallen, Heather & Gerard Adams (January 2002). Don’t Pick Poison! When Gathering Mushrooms for Food in Michigan. Michigan State University Extension: East Lansing, MI. 43p.
- Laessoe, Thomas & Gary Lincoff, Editorial Consultant (2002). Smithsonian Handbooks: Mushrooms. Dorling Kindersley, Inc.: New York, NY. 304p.
- Lincoff, Gary H. (June 2010) National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, NY. 928p.
- Mollen, Cora and Larry Weber (2012). Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods, 2nd Edition. Kollath+Stensaas Publishing: Duluth, MN. 137p.
- Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Firefly Books Ltd.: Buffalo, NY. 384p.
Both Cummingston Park & Tenhave Woods are nature areas that are over 20 acres in size and are heavily wooded with lined trails. They are open daily to the public from dawn to dusk. Dogs are not allowed inside either nature area. To learn more about why dogs are not allowed in these parks, please link on to "Why Dogs Are Not Allowed In Our Nature Parks".
Wearing boots while in the parks is recommended during the winter and spring months. Using insect repellant and dressing appropriately is advised from late spring through the end of summer.
To learn more about the parks, please come to our naturalist led nature walks. To find out when & where they are scheduled, link on to "Nature Walks". Park locations can be found by linking on to "Park Locations" and from that page, there are links to trail maps of the two nature parks.
Check out the links to the left for additional information!
- Tenhave Woods Deer Fence Project Walk Through:
On Saturday, February 2nd, we completed our “Walk Through the Park”. We had about 100 people lined up along the Normandy fence. Shortly after 10 am, we started to walk slowly south towards Lexington. About 15 to 20 minutes later, we completed our walk thru the park. As expected, there weren’t any deer. As we walked by the two open gates, we closed them & locked them. Only time will tell if our mission to keep the deer out of the park is successful or not.
The Nature Society wants to take this time to thank everyone who came out on a cold, snowy Saturday morning to help us with this “Walk Through”. We could not have done it without you.
Thanks again for all of your support!
The Royal Oak Nature Society
- Associate Membership cost $5 per year and gets you the General benefit along with four newsletters of “The Chinquapin” mailed or e-mailed to your household quarterly. With e-mail, the print quality is better & the photos are in color. Mark on membership form how you want it sent to you.
- The Nature Society has a Facebook page. Please check us out & become a fan. Feel free to add nature related items & photos to our Wall.
The Nature Society is a member of the Royal Oak Opportunity To Serve (ROOTS) Foundation, established by the city to accept donations and endowments for the improvement of civic institutions. Donations and bequests may be designated for specific Nature Society projects. Check here for further information on the ROOTS Foundation.