Mitch Clifton


2019 November Report – Bats

November 9, 2019 A Beautiful Crisp Morning (by Angie Stober) Dr. Andrew Edelman, professor at the University of West Georgia, enlightened about 12 attendees of the FOMR monthly Walk and Talk to the nature and importance of bats in our eco-system. Bats are found throughout the earth except the Artic […]


2019 July Report – DNR

Saturday, July 20, 2019:  Brent Hess and Paul Jones returned to the McIntosh boat ramp with the DNR electrofishing boat.  After explaining the various sampling techniques used in monitoring the health and quantities of the fish in the Chattahoochee and in area lakes and demonstrating the functioning of the boat, […]


2018 August Report – Raptors

August 18, 2018:  Dale Arrowood and Daniel Hall brought the “Winged Ambassadors” to the banks of the Chattahoochee River.  Quasimodo, a black turkey vulture, warmed up the crowd with his antics and attitude. Quasi would listen to commands and bow his head and respond like a dog to commands to fly and […]


2018 June Report – Volcanic Eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala

News reports have drawn attention to recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii (Kilauea) and Guatemala (Fuego). These two volcanos are quite different in origin, size, shape, explosive behavior and potential hazard.  Dr. Tim Chowns’ talk helped us understand the difference. Hawaii is the largest volcano on Earth rising almost 14,000 feet […]


Eulogy for Wendell Hoomes

Eulogy delivered by Angie Stober at the Celebration of Life for Wendell Hoomes, on April 22, 2018 Wendell Hoomes November, 1940 – February, 2018 Thank you Eleanor and family for inviting the Friends of McIntosh Reserve to share our appreciation for the life of Wendell Hoomes.  Wendell along with other […]


2018 April Report – Upland Hardwoods

Jesse Thompson, Land Agent and Forester with the Southeastern Land Group, led the April Walk and Talk to visit the upland hardwoods at McIntosh Reserve Park. As we hiked uphill along the back trail from the old ranger station, Jesse pointed out similar trees and helped us to differentiate among […]


2017 December Report – Ferns

On Dec. 2, Dr. Ben DeMayo let a small, but enthusiastic, group of hikers on a Walk and Talk, starting at the McIntosh Reserve Old Ranger Station, walking up the Eagle’s Pass Trail and looping around past the Spray & Splash area and following the trail that runs along a […]


2017 November Report – Skunks

FOMR Walk and Talk for November, 2017: The Eastern Spotted Skunk, (Spilogale putorius) William Cody Cornelison, Department of Biology, University of West Georgia, acquainted program participants with this feisty, nocturnal, squirrel-sized skunk, whose habits seldom bring it into contact with city and suburban dwellers. While much smaller than the more […]