Explore the outdoors with the Royal Oak Nature Society in October.
October nature walks in Royal Oak
The recently formed club, Royal Oak Nature Society Friends of Fungi, is holding a walk on Saturday, Oct. 12. The group will meet at the parking lot at Lexington and Marais at 9:45 a.m. 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.
"Fall Color” is being held at Cummingston on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay. This is the most beautiful time to take a look at our nature study areas.
"Oak Tree Identification” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Saturday, Oct. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance. We are doing something different. Help us with some Oak research. We need help identifying oak species. Come and lend a hand and learn more about oaks.
"Fall Color” is being held at Tenhave Woods on Sunday, Oct. 27 beginning at 2 p.m. Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance. This is the most beautiful time to take a look at our nature study areas.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park speaker program
“Great Smoky Mountains National Park” is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 2 beginning 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington between 11 Mile Rd & Catalpa. Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomes more visitors in a year than any other national park. Located on the Tennessee-North Carolina border, this park has become well known for its biodiversity. Join Gordon Lonie, retired Sterling Heights naturalist, for an introduction to the human and natural history of the park. This program includes plenty of flowers, waterfalls, salamanders and a guaranteed black bear sighting.Source: Royal Oak Nature Society