Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Learn about shorebirds at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 14

Date/time: Fri., Aug 14, 9 – 10 a.m. Each year thousands of birds use our shores as a rest stop on a larger migration and some even stay all year. This program on our local shorebirds will discuss what times … Continue reading







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Breakfast with a ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 8

Date/time: Sat., Aug. 8, 9 – 10 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you and your family to Breakfast with a Ranger. Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill to learn about the park, its history and to ask them … Continue reading







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Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 7

Date/time: Friday, Aug. 7, 9 – 10 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the rare coastal dune lakes found in the area. Two of these lakes can be found inside the protected area … Continue reading







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Take a guided rare plant walk in South Walton Aug. 8

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be hosting a rare plant walk on Aug. 8 Tom Greene, a recognized authority on rare Florida plants, will lead a walk in the pine flatwoods of S. Walton County. See unusual and endangered species … Continue reading







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Kids reel in the fun at Nick’s catfish tournament

Everyone joined in the fun as Treylermade Tournaments hosted their 5th Annual Kids Catfish Tournament at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant in Basin Bayou. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, twenty-eight young fishermen and fisherwomen competed for an array of prizes. The grand … Continue reading







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Ponce de Leon Springs State Park the perfect place for a family outing

Pack a lunch and take a cool dip in the springs Interested in exploring the perfect place to take the family and enjoy a swim in a spring? Pack up a picnic lunch and head over to Ponce de Leon … Continue reading







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Mosquito-borne illness advisory in effect for Walton County

Department of Health confirms first human case of West Nile Virus Illness WALTON COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory for Walton County according to Holly Holt, DOH-Walton Administrator. A … Continue reading







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Learn about the importance of native plants at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society meeting Aug. 6

“The Importance of Florida Native Plants to our Florida Bird Population,” a program by noted native plant specialist and owner of Seven Pines Native Plant Nursery, Dara Dobson, will be presented at the August meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. … Continue reading







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Learn how to surf fish at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 31

Date/time: Friday July 31st, 2015, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will teach you what types of bait will work, what times of year certain fish can be … Continue reading







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Guided kayak tour of Western Lake on Wednesdays in August

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, is offering the fall season of their popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Explore a coastal dune lake of South Walton … Continue reading







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