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.
    

"Winter Nature Walk” is being held at Cummingston on Saturday, March 16th, 2019. beginning at 2:00 pmPark and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  

“Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 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 preregistration or cost for this walk. 

 “Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 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. 

 Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, 2019 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.  

 “Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 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 Sunday, May 5th, 2019 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. 

“Pond Life” program is being held on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 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. 

“Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, May 25th, 2019 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 pre registration or cost for this walk.