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.
    

“Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 beginning 2:00 pm at Tenhave Woods.  Park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance.  We will be looking for Red & White Trillium, blue & yellow violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Spice Bush, Spring Beauty, Wood Poppy, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, & Wood Anemone and more.   

Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th, 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.    

“Pond Life” program is being held on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pm at Tenhave Woods.  Park at Lexington/Marais lot, go to the Lexington entrance & follow the Pond Life signs.  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. 

“Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 beginning 7:00 pm at Tenhave Woods.  Park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance.  We will be looking for Red & White Trillium, blue & yellow violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Spice Bush, Spring Beauty, Wood Poppy, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, & Wood Anemone and more.  

“Spring Wildflower Walk”
is being held on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 beginning 2:00 pm at Tenhave Woods.  Park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance.  We will be looking for Red & White Trillium, blue & yellow violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Spice Bush, Spring Beauty, Wood Poppy, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, & Wood Anemone and more.  There is no pre registration or cost for this walk. 

“Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 beginning 7:00 pm at Tenhave Woods.  Park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance.  We will be looking for Red & White Trillium, blue & yellow violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Spice Bush, Spring Beauty, Wood Poppy, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, & Wood Anemone and more.  

"Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th, 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.  

“Pond Life”
program is being held on Sunday, June 17th, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pm at Tenhave Woods.  Park at Lexington/Marais lot, go to the Lexington entrance & follow the Pond Life signs.  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.  There is no preregistration or cost for this program. 

"Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd, 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 Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 beginning at 7:30 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 Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 beginning at 7:30 pmPark and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.   There is no preregistration or cost for this walk. 

“Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, July 28th, 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. 

"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