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.  Click here for park location maps.  All Nature Walks are free and open to everyone. Preregistration is not required.
    

"Meadow of the Arboretum” is being held at the Royal Oak Arboretum on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end. 

"Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, August 25th, 2018 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.  There is no preregistration or cost for this walk.

"Meadow of the Arboretum” is being held at the Royal Oak Arboretum on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 beginning at 7:00 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end. 

"Cummingston Meadow” nature walk is being held at Cummingston Park on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pmPark and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.   There is no preregistration or cost for this walk. 

“Searching for Bats” is being held at the Royal Oak Arboretum on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Meet at the north end of the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot.  Amanda Felk from Night Nature Alliance & Nature Society member, will be using a bat detector that shows different echolocation calls & identifies species with somewhat good reliability.  Night Nature Alliance’s is an organization whose mission is preventing cruelty toward, and fostering understanding of, nocturnal animals through education, supporting research & rehabilitation.

“Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 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.  There is no preregistration or cost for this walk. 

"Fall Color” is being held at Cummingston on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 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. 

Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, 2018 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.  There is no preregistration or cost for this walk

"Fall Color” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 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.

"Fall Color” is being held at Cummingston on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 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.