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. Preregistration is not required.
 

 “Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 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. 

 “Pond Life” program is being held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 beginning at 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.

“Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, May 27th, 2017 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.

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Arboretum Nature Walk" is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at the Royal Oak Arboretum.  Prior to the walk, there will be a brief Nature Society meeting at the Royal Oak Senior Center (3500 Marais) beginning at 7:30 pm.  

 Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th, 2017 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.

 “Forest Ferns” walk is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 at Tenhave Woods beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the park entrance.  Ferns are an important component of the summer forest understory.  Learn how to identify the ferns found in Tenhave Woods.

 “Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 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.

"Meadow of the Arboretum” is being held at the Royal Oak Nature Society Arboretum on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 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 26th, 2017 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.