Nature Society Open House
The Royal Oak Nature Society will be hosting an Open House event on Saturday, May 7th, in Tenhave Woods. Migratory Bird walk, Wildflower walks, pond life study, Nature photography, animal habitat for kids, Tree walk, etc. Enjoy a variety of interesting nature events all day long starting at 9:00am. Check the following schedule for more details! (park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance).
9:00 am Migratory Bird Walk: Join us for a look at Tenhave’s resident birds and some that are just passing through.
10:00 am & 1:45 pm 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.
11:30 am & 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 Animal Habitat For Young Children Walk: The theme of this walk is habitat and it is designed to make children aware that all living things, no matter how big or small, require food, water, shelter and space to survive. With Kristine Hill, a high school science teacher leading the way, the children will be looking for animals and evidence of their existence while walking through the woods. Program is geared for children from 5 to 8 years old.
1:30 to 3 pm Nature Photography: Pat & Ray Coleman, professional photographers, will show you how to photograph nature. Be sure to bring your own camera & take pictures afterwards of the abundant wildflowers that carpet Tenhave Wood’s forest floor this time of year.
1:30 pm Tree Walk: 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.