Singing Insects of Michigan Presentation Sept. 3

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( Royal Oak Nature Society Press Release, Aug.30, 2014)

Not all the sounds of nature come from birds and frogs. Singing insects are one of the most dominant sounds of our summer days and nights.

The Singing Insects of Michigan speaker program is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 3 beginning 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N. Washington).

Susanne Greenlee, Oakland County Parks- planning department (Tech. Aide), will give an introduction to the most Jim Shaffer KELLER ad blackcommon insect noisemakers — the crickets, katydids and cicadas.  You’ll learn how to identify the species by listening to audio recording of their calls with their accompanying slides.

Other September Programs:

Citizen Scientist” is taking place at Tenhave Woods on Sunday, September 7th  2014 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park at the Lexington & Marais lot & meet at the Lexington entrance.  Citizen Scientist is a new program that will help us with research within Tenhave Woods.  With your help, we will be searching for and counting Giant Swallowtail butterfly larva on Prickly ash in order to get information seed04_gallowayon their population.  We may also continue our search for Shumard Oak which we believe is in Tenhave but we haven’t located yet.  If found, this would be the furthest north any have been found in the state.

Arboretum in Early Fall” is being held at the Royal Oak Nature Society Arboretum on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end.  Take a tour of the meadow in our developing arboretum (behind the community center) and see what fall wild flowers are blooming.

Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at Cummingston Park beginning at 10:00 am.  Park & meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the dinos02sidelogo3Royal 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 pre-registration or cost for our public speaker programs & nature walks.  For more information on the Royal Oak Nature Society & their programs, please call 248-246-3380, e-mail us at or check out our website at  You can write to us at 1600 N. Campbell, Royal Oak, MI  48067.  To get monthly information about our upcoming programs via e-mail, please sign up to become a General Member.  All you need to do to become a General Member (no cost) is to give us your name, e-mail & street addresses.

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