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.
     

"Geological Features of Tenhave Woods & Royal Oak” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday, November 24, 2019, 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?

"Mammals of Tenhave” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, December 14, 2019 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park 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.  There is no preregistration or cost.

 "Tree Bark” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, January 11, 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  Learn the differences of bark on different species of trees and the changes in the looks of the bark as the tree ages.  Why are some barks smooth and others deeply furrowed?  Which patterns in the furrows help in to identify the tree species and more?   There is no preregistration or cost.

"Owl Hoot” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Thursday, January 16, 2020 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 18, 2020 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.  There is no pre-registration or cost for this program.  

"Finding the Largest Trees” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, Saturday,  February 22, 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.

"Owl Hoot” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 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.  There is no pre-registration or cost for this nature walk.

"Owl Hoot” is being held at Cummingston Park on Thursday, March 12, 2020 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.  There is no pre-registration or cost for this nature walk.

"Early Spring” nature walk is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, March 21, 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  There is no pre registration or cost for this walk.