Monday, April 27, 2015

Ramble Report April 23 2015

Don Hunter's album of today's ramble can be found here.

Thirty-one ramblers met at the arbor at 8:30AM. 
Today's reading: Dale read a passage from Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer's second book:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ramble Report April 16 2015

This post was written Dale Hoyt. The photos are by Don Hunter; more photos from this ramble are here.

Sixteen people braved the chilly (for April) weather this morning and we had a wonderful time.

Today's reading:
Emily read a poem, Letter to the Sun, by Joyce Sidman, from Butterfly Eyes and other Secrets of the Meadow, 2006, Houghton Mifflin. It was perfectly appropriate after two overcast, chilly days in the middle of April.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


2018 Nature Rambles
Thursdays, March 1 thru Nov. 15
 March, April and May: meet at 9:30AM
June, July and August: meet at 8:30AM
September, October and November: meet at 9:30AM

Our Inclement Weather Policy 
 Check the Current weather at the Botanical Garden
  • If it is raining 30 minutes before the Ramble starts we will cancel the Ramble.
  • If rain or thunderstorms begin during a Ramble we will immediately return to the Visitor Center.
  • If the weather is threatening, but not yet raining, bring suitable rain gear.


___  Updated Mar. 8, 2018 ___


Weds., March 7 thru Sat., March 10
Athens Library book sale
Members-Only Preview Sale; join for $25:
Wednesday, March 7: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Open to the public:
Wednesday, March 7: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Thursday, March 8: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Friday, March 9: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, March 10: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.* * Saturday is Bag Day! Fill a bag for $10.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Ramble Report April 9 2015

This post was written by Hugh Nourse. Additional text was supplied by Dale and is in square brackets. The photos are by Don Hunter. You can find more of Don's photos of the ramble here. Please give Don the credit he deserves. His photographs add greatly to this blog. The three of us (Hugh, Dale and Don) hope that these posts are useful, informative and interesting.

[Note for new Ramblers: Check lists of plants in the natural areas of the Garden, Trail guides, Trail maps and other information of interest to Ramblers are linked to at this site.]
Twenty-three Ramblers met at 8:30AM at the arbor by the lower parking lot.  First we heard a poem by Ted Boss, The World is in Pencil,  read by Scott Mason.  Bob Ambrose followed with a recitation of one of his recent poems: Your Life is a Fractal Shadow.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ramble Report April 2 2015

Thirtyone Ramblers assembled for our walk today.

This post was written by Dale Hoyt. The photos are by Don Hunter. You can find more of Don's photos of the ramble here. (I hope you'll all give Don the credit he deserves. His photographs are wonderful and he works as hard as any of us to make these posts useful, informative and, we hope, interesting.)

Hugh announced that our fellow ramblers, Ed and Sue Wilde, have been selected for this year's Alec Little Environmental Award for their many years of labor in removing invasive plants from public areas in Athens (the Botanical Garden and Memorial Park). We salute you, Ed and Sue! (This year's award will be presented April 17 at the annual GreenFest Awards Ceremony at Flinchum's Phoenix.)

The reading this week was sung by Jackie Elsner. Jackie has adapted many poems by Byron Herber Reece, a north Georgia poet, to a cappella voice.