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, Owl Hoots & Pond Studies are free and open to everyone. Preregistration is not required.
     


"Early Spring" nature walk scheduled to be at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, March 21, 2020 has been CANCELLED.

"Spring Wildflower Walk scheduled to be held at Cummingston Park on Sunday, April 19, 2020  has been CANCELLED.    

Mushroom Walk scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED. 

Spring Wildflower Walk scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED.

Spring Wildflower Walk
 scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED.

Spring Wildflower Walk scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED.
 

Pond Life program scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED.

Mushroom Walk scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Cummingston Park has been CANCELLED.

"Arboretum History” walk is being held at the Royal Oak Arboretum on Tuesday, June 9, 2020  beginning at 7:00 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end.  

 “Pond Life” program is being held on Sunday, June 14, 2020 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 27, 2020 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 nature walk.  

"Meadow of the Arboretum” walk is being held at the Royal Oak Arboretum on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 beginning at 7:00 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end.  There is no preregistration or cost for this walk. 

 “Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020 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” walk is being held at the Royal Oak Arboretum on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 beginning at 7:00 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end.  There is no preregistration or cost for this walk. 

 “Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020 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 nature walk.