Walk and Talk


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   Recently updated !

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 […]


2017 March Report – The Talledaga Golden Eagle Project

The Talledaga Golden Eagle Project, with Jonathan Stober, Wildlife Biologist with the USFS Talledaga National Forrest. March 25, 2017 Jonathan described ongoing collaborative studies of the Golden Eagle as efforts are made to doacument their prevalence east of the Mississippi and migration routes between breeding grounds in Canada and wintering […]