Friday, June 23, 2017

Ramble Report June 22 2017




Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
The photos in this post, except where noted, came from Don's Facebook album (here's the link).
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.
Eleven Ramblers met today, five of them new or returning after a first visit.
Today's reading: No reading today.
Today's route: Through the International Garden to the Purple Trail, then down the Purple Trail to the river befpre returning to the Visitor's Center.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ramble Report June 15 2017



Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
The photos in this post, except where noted, came from Don's Facebook album (here's the link).
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.
Twenty six Ramblers met today.
Announcements:
Friday, June 23, 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Local Poets Bob Ambrose, Jr. and Eugene Bianchi at Avid Bookstore, 493 Prince Avenue. Click here for more information.

Today's reading: The entry for June Fourteenth from Donald Culross Peattie's An Almanac for Modernsm 1980 edition

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ramble Report June 8 2017



Today's Ramble was led by Dale Hoyt.
The photos in this post, except where noted, came from Don's Facebook album (here's the link).
Today's post was written by Dale Hoyt.



25 Ramblers today

Today's reading:  Don read from an article about the Japanese practice of “tree bathing.”

Today's Route:   Through the Shade Garden to the White Trail and across the road to the power line RoW, then turning south, down the RoW, crossing the road and going a short way before running out of time and heading back to the Visitor Center and Cafe Botanica for refreshments and conversation.  

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ramble Report June 1 2017



Today's Ramble was led by Linda Chafin.
Since Don was unable to attend today's ramble the photos that appear today were taken by Ramble volunteers: Ted (tl) and Catherine (cc).
Today's post was written by Linda Chafin with minor additions by Dale Hoyt.
Fifteen ramblers, a smaller than usual group, perhaps due to the elevated heat and humidity that is settling in for the summer, met today,
Announcement:
Rambles will meet at 8:30 AM during June, July and August, no matter what other sources of information (website, Flagpole, ABH or Garden newsletter) tell you. Rambles should end at approximately 10 AM.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ramble Report May 25 2017


Today's Ramble was led by Melissa Ray.
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.
Twenty five Ramblers met today.
Announcement:
Beginning next week Rambles meet at 8:30 AM (to avoid the summer heat). Rambles should end at approximately 10 AM.

Today's reading: Bob Ambrose, our poet laureate, read an original composition inspired by the evolution of plant life on earth. You can read it in the Rambler email with the link to this blog post.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ramble Report May 18 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 in this post are compliments of Don.)
Today's post was written by Don Hunter, Linda Chafin and Dale Hoyt.
Twentyseven Ramblers met today.
Announcements:
Saturday, May 20, at 12:00 to 2:00 PM:
Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History
GMNH Annex, 4435 Atlanta Highway, Athens 
Light snacks and adult beverages are free!
You and your friends can tour the Museum Annex, our equivalent of the Smithsonion's "attic."
All Ramblers are invited!
Directions: Take Atlanta Highway going west; turn left at Jimmie Daniels rd. (just past Sam's Club). Sam's Club will be on your left and the Museum Annex is the warehouse on the right. Turn right and park in the lot. Go around the building to the loading dock and enter.

Next week's Ramble will concentrate on medicinal plants. It will be lead by Melissa Ray, an Odum School graduate student.
No Reading today.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ramble Report May 11 2017



Today's Ramble was led 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 Linda Chafin and Don Hunter.
Twenty Ramblers met today.
Announcements:
Saturday, May 13, at 10:00AM:
Natural History of the Scull Shoals Historic Site and the Durham Herb Walk – Geology, Hydrology and Plant Life
A walk guided by our own Don Hunter. You can learn more about the historical significance of Scull Shoals at the Friends of Scull Shoals website. Directions: From Athens drive south to Watkinsville; take GA15 south out of Watkinsville for about 19 miles to Macedonia Rd. Turn left on Macedonia Rd. and travel approximately 2.4 miles to Forest Service Rd 1234 (gravel road) on the left. Turn left onto a gravel road and travel approximately 2 miles to Scull Shoals Historic Site.
Wednesday, May 17, at 5:30PM: Greenway Expansion Celebration
A free Ice Cream social to celebrate the expansion of the ACC Greenway. Click here for more information.
Saturday, May 20, 12-2 PM: Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, GMNH Annex, 4435 Atlanta Highway, Athens 
Ramblers and friends are welcome!
Free refreshments, music and opportunity to see the research collections!