Friday, April 21, 2017

Ramble Report April 20 2017



Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos but one in this post are compliments of Don. The other photo is compliments of Emily.)
Today's post was written by Don, Linda and Dale.

Nineteen Ramblers met today.
Announcement:
Don will be doing a lunchtime presentation of the wildflowers, natural arches, and waterfalls he photographed during a recent photography safari to the region around Cumberland Falls, Kentucky. It will be in the Adult Classroom in the Visitor Center immediately following the Ramble and social hour next Thursday, April 27. Bring or purchase a lunch.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Ramble Report April 13 2017




Today's Ramble was led by Linda Chafin.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. Don also has posted a sequence of photos showing the aggressive encounter between two Carolina anoles; description later in this post. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Don Hunter and Linda Chafin with a few additions by Dale Hoyt.

Twenty-two Ramblers met today.

Announcements:

Emily announced that the cancelled April 5th walk at Sandy Creek Nature Center has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3.  Mike Wharton will lead the walk through the managed forest project areas recently cleared and planted.

There are still a few openings for the Rock and Shoals walk this Saturday.  Meet at the Shade Garden arbor to car pool over to the trail head. An excellent survey of the geology, history and flora of Georgia's granite outcrops is available at this link.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ramble Report March 30 2017



Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album from today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.
Twenty-nine Ramblers today.

Red-bellied snake
In lieu of a reading this morning we passed around a small Red-bellied snake, brought in by Jeff. He found the snake in

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ramble Report March 23 2017



Today's Ramble was lead by Linda Chafin.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt and Don Hunter.

Twenty Ramblers met today.

Today's reading: Linda read Weather by Faith Shearin. You can find it here. Linda also thought that Ramblers would find this piece about the benefits of walking in nature of interest.

Announcements: Guided walk at Sandy Creek Nature Center 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 5.  Mike Wharton will be leading a walk through the areas recently cleared and planted as part of the managed forest project at the center. (You can always check our Announcements page for the latest information about upcoming events.)
Today's route: On the other side of the parking area to examine a Red Buckeye, the down the mulched path to the Dunson Native Flora Garden. Then through the garden at our usual "speed of botany."
Frost damaged leaves and male cones of Ginkgo

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ramble Report March 9 2017



Today's Ramble was lead by Dale Hoyt.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Don Hunter and Linda Chafin.

30 Ramblers today

Announcement: The Athens Historical Society will conduct a Ramble in the Ruins around the old Athens Brick Company site at Sandy Creek Nature Center on Saturday, March 25, 3:00 p.m. Details can be found here.

Today's route:  Leaving the Shade Garden arbor we made our way along the back of the conservatory and through the Heritage Garden on the way to the path down to the Orange Trail spur from the Flower Gardens down to the Orange Trail and it's creek.

American South Renovation Garden:
Georgia Rockcress
Georgia Rockcress (Arabis georgiana) was recently listed

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ramble Report March 2 2017



Today's report was jointly written by Don Hunter and Linda Chafin with additions by Dale Hoyt. Don's album of photos from today's ramble can be found here.

33 Ramblers today.

Today's readings: Bob Ambrose recited one of his new creations: Reverie - Afternoon in the Botanical Garden and Marguerite read Howard Nemerov's Trees.
Today's route: We began with an observation of the Ginkgo trees at the Shade Garden arbor then walked down the Shade Garden walkway to the Dunson Native Flora Garden. We walked through the Dunson Garden to the head of the wetlands display and returned the same way back to the Shade Garden arbor, and, for many, on to the Visitor Center to the Cafe Botanica for socializing over food and drink.
Gingko short shoots and pollen cones
Ginkgo trees at the Shade Garden Arbor.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Ramble Report November 17 2016



Today's Ramble was conducted by our guest leaders: Dr. Chelsea Cunard and Carly Phillips.
Here's the link to Don's Facebook album for today's Ramble. (All the photos in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.

A message from Linda to all the Ramblers:
"What a great year of rambling, poetry, fellowship, art, and learning it has been. I am awed by being a part of this group. Thanks to all of you! L."

Attendees:42, another new record!

Announcements: