Walk and Talk

2023 November Report – Sally Bethea

Nov. 18, 2023, Walk ‘n Talk with Sally Bethea, Founding Director of the Chattahoochee RiverKeeper. Meeting on the top of Council Bluff on a perfect, blue sky morning overlooking the clear, fast flowing Chattahoochee, Sally Bethea’s delight with the River and with being back at McIntosh was intoxicating. She was […]

2023 May Report – Birds

May, 2023: Walk and Talk with Bob Myers, “The Amazing World of Birds” Dr. Bob Myers took on bird watching after retirement. It has brought him and his wife, Sue, many happy hours in the their backyard as well as many miles of happy traveling. And it has brought his […]

2023 June Report – Geodes

This is a report on the June, 2023 Walk and Talk: The Story of Geodes. Dr. Tim Chowns, Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of West Georgia, shared his own personal story of the Woodbury Tennessee geodes in a talk that both explored the origin of geodes in general […]

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 […]