Walks and Talks

This includes Walk and Talk reports


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 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 […]


2017 October Report – Bats

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 […]


2017 May Report – Trees at McIntosh

Walk and Talk 05/20/2017: Trees at McIntosh with Jesse Thompson In introducing Jesse Thompson, consulting forester with Forest and Real Estate, Inc., Jerry Stober explained that they both had visited an area at McIntosh Park in the woods near the entrance to see if any longleaf pines planted several years […]


2017 April Report – Spring Wildflowers

Spring Wildflower hike with Dr. David Morgan, University of West Georgia Department of Biology. Occurring later in April, this year’s hike on the 22nd missed many of the earlier blooming wildflowers. However, with Dr. Morgan’s interest in informally updating his 2009-2010 survey of the the plant life at McIntosh, our […]