Nature Society speaker programs are held from October to May at the Royal Oak Middle Schoollocated at 709 North Washington, between 11 Mile Road and Catalpa. There is a General Meeting of the Nature Society that takes place a few minutes before the speaker program commences. The speaker programs are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted and start at 7:30 pm. The programs are usually slide shows focusing on various natural history topics. If you watch nature programs on PBS or the Discovery channel, our program is better because you can meet afterwards and ask the speakers questions. All Speaker Programs are free and open to everyone. Preregistration is not required.
“Ferns of Michigan” presentation is being held on Wednesday,May 2nd, 2018 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N. Washington). Most ferns are leafy plants that grow in moist areas under forest canopy. They are some of the oldest plant species on earth and one of the more difficult groups of plants to tell apart. Join Carol Clements, recently retired as manager of Nankin Mills Interpretive Center for Wayne County Parks, as she will be talking about Michigan ferns. She will be discussing their unique characteristics that will help you to recognize some of these beautiful botanical treasures!