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.

The following scheduled programs & Open House are being held on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at Tenhave Woods (park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance):


  • 10:00 am Wildflower Walk:  This is a great time of the year to look for wildflowers.  We will be looking for Wild Geranium, Foamflower, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, trillium, Wood Poppy and others.
  • 1 to 3 pm: Pond Life Study:  We will be sampling the vernal pond for all of the absolutely amazing abundance of life that now exists in the pond during the spring & summer!  There will be viewing trays available to examine what was found.  For those interested, small aquarium nets will be available for you to catch your own pond life that we will help you identify.  
  • 1:15 pm Bird Walk:  Join Don Drife for a look at the resident birds and some that are just passing through.
  • 1:30 pm: Nature Photography:   Walk along with us and take your own pictures of the abundant wildflowers that carpet Tenhave Wood’s forest floor this time of year.
  • 2:00 pm Mushroom Walk: 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.

“Pond Life” program is being held on Sunday, May 4th, 2014, 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.

 The Royal Oak Nature Society Friends of Fungi, is holding a “Mushroom” nature walk on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 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. 

“Late Spring” nature walk is being held at Tenhave Woods on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, at 7:30 pm.  Park at the Lexington/Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  Join us and see what is happening in the woods during the late spring and beginning of summer. 

 The Royal Oak Nature Society Friends of Fungi, is holding a “Mushroom” nature walk Saturday, June 28th, 2014 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.   

The Royal Oak Nature Society Friends of Fungi, is holding a “Mushroom” nature walk Saturday, July 26th, 2014 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..

 "Meadow of the Arboretum” nature walk is being held at the Royal Oak Nature Society Arboretum on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end. 

 "Meadow of the Arboretum” nature walk is being held at the Royal Oak Nature Society Arboretum on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 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” nature walk Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 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. 


 

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