Mitch Clifton

2023 April Report – Wildflowers

Report on the Wendell Hoomes Wildflower Hike, April 15, 2023. While the wildflowers were not flamboyantly abundant, participants enjoyed the day and found many things – blooming or not – to share and enjoy. Dr. Morgan noted that there were actually many things blooming, though most had small flowers that […]

2022 August Report – Fish

Brent Hess and Cody Somsen with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division, led the Walk and Talk on August 20 at the boat ramp at McIntosh Park. Brent discussed the services his department provides. Of particular interest for us, he noted that these services include monitoring the changes […]

2022 July Report – Salamanders

Twelve made the July 16 Walk and Talk with Miranda Gulsby.  After a brief introduction to the salamander’s place in the animal family, Miranda showed us newt eggs and larvae from a pond on the Stober’s farm.  Her presentation was interactive as she answered questions about individual salamanders familiar to […]

2022 June Report – Ferns

FOMR Walk and Talk with Dr. Ben DeMayo on June 18 The heat was not too much for at least 10 hardy hikers out to view DeMayo’s summer fern celebration.  We began at the pavilion 3 parking lot, with a quick rundown on fern evolution along with a review of […]

2022 March Report – Springer Cemetery

March 19, 2022:   Doug Mabry and 20 hikers visited the site of the old Springer home place and cemetery off of Highway five west of McIntosh Reserve Park.  The Springers settled in the area soon after Carroll became a county and their home place, known as Rotherwood, was perhaps the […]

2019 October Report – Float Trip

October Walk and Talk Report by Tim Chowns: Congratulations to all you hardy souls who joined us for the first FOMR annual float trip between Moore’s Bridge and McIntosh Reserve. On checking my rain gauge I see we received over 2 inches of rain yesterday. In spite of a good […]

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 […]