- What’s Happening
- Clubs & Organizations
- Nature Society
- Programs & Activities
Programs & Activities
Once a year in April, the Nature Society holds their Annual Soiree/Fundraiser. Festivities include light refreshments, cash bar, an awards ceremony, a silent and live auction. This event helps raise money for Tenhave Woods and Cummingston Park improvement projects and for the development of the Royal Oak Arboretum located behind the Royal Oak Senior Center.
The Nature Society has formed a group that consists of “Citizen Scientists” who are interested in researching the nature parks. No special skills are required to aid this group, except for curiosity.
Deer Fence Project Update
White-tailed deer first started showing up in Tenhave Woods around 2005. For several years after that, they were still finding a lot of their food outside of the nature park. But In 2012, about a dozen deer found their way into Tenhave and ate many of the park’s wildflowers. To protect the park’s wildflowers, the Nature Society initiated some work projects designed to keep the deer out of the park. Every once in awhile, they find a way to get back into the park. We find out they got in, make repairs, open up the gates in the winter & when we are sure that they are no longer in the park. we close the gates.
Friends of Fungi
Friends of Fungi Mycology Club promotes the understanding of, and an appreciation for, fungi in general and those fungi found in Tenhave Woods, Cummingston Park, and other local urban woods.
Frog Watch USA
Frog Watch USA is a program sponsored by The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which monitors the diversity and distribution of frogs and toads in the United States.