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.
    

“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.

"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. 

“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.