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.
    

"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. 

"Mammals of Tenhave” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, November 10th
, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pmPark at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  Come and learn about the mammals that live in Tenhave Woods.  We will look for signs of these mammals and have skulls and skins with us to help describe them and how they live.

"Geological Features of Tenhave Woods" is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, December 8th, 2018, beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance..  What did this area look like thousands and millions of years ago?  Why is Royal Oak so flat or is it?   

"Finding the Biggest Trees” is being held at Cummingston on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay. 

"Owl Hoot” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park & meet at the Lexington & Marais lot..  We will walk into Tenhave and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.

"Owl Hoot” is being held at Cummingston Park on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  We will walk into Cummingston and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.

"Winter Nature Walk” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance..