The 2019 Wendell Hoomes spring wildflower hike has been scheduled for May 18 at 10 am at McIntosh Park. Carol Hight will be our leader this year. Parking fees will be waived for program participants.
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 […]
July 21, 2018: Jeff Bishop, a local historian who served for five years as the executive director for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, presented a talk on the history of the Creek Indians in west Georgia and at McIntosh Reserve. Mr. Bishop is currently the director of the Funk Heritage Center […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
October Walk and Talk – Bats: Kaitlyn Torrey described her research for her master’s thesis at the University of West Georgia on two threatened bat species that spend the breeding season in the Talladega Forest in Alabama. Her research objective is to examine roost site selection and foraging patterns of […]