Nature Walks

There is normally 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.  There is no cost or registration for our public nature walks.

 


2024 Nature Walks


A Nature Society “Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday April 14, 2024, beginning at 2:00 pm.  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.  Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  

 

 

A Nature Society “Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday April 21, 2024, beginning at 2:00 pm.  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.  Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the Lexington entran

 

A Nature Society “Mushroom Walk” will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Tenhave Woods beginning at 10:00 am.  Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walks.  Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome.  

 

A Nature Society “Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday April 28, 2024, beginning at 2:00 pm.  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.  Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  

 

 

A Nature Society “Spring Wildflower Walk” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday May 5, 2024, beginning at 2:00 pm.  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.  Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  

 

 

A Nature Society “Mushroom Walk” will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Cummingston Park beginning at 10:00 am.  Park & meet at Torquay & Leafdale.  Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walks.  Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome.  

 


  PARKING/MEET LOCATION: 

  • For Cummingston Walks, Park Programs & Owl Hoots, park (on the street) & meet at the Torquay & Leafdale intersection (just east of Meijer) 
  • For Tenhave Woods Walks & Park Programs, park at the Marais/Lexington lot (just east of the High School) and walk about 300’ east to the entrance.   For Owl Hoots, park & meet at the Marais/Lexington lot.
  • For the Royal Oak Arboretum, park & meet at the Royal Oak Senior Center (3500 Marais) at the north end of the lot.

For park location maps, please see following link:  https://www.romi.gov/1013/Park-Locations-Trail-Maps


FYI: Wearing boots while in the parks is recommended during the winter and spring months.  Dressing appropriately for bugs and using insect repellant is advised from late spring through the end of summer.  Dogs are not allowed inside either Tenhave Woods or Cummingston Park.