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.
     

Spring Wildflower Walk originally scheduled for May 3, 2020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED.

Spring Wildflower Walk originally scheduled for May 9, 2020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED.

Pond Life program originally scheduled for May 17, 2020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED.

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

“Pond Life” program originally scheduled for June 142020 at Tenhave Woods has been CANCELLED.

NOTE*   If you are planning on going to one of our below walks, please check our website to find out if it is still scheduled or if it 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.  

 “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.