Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Learn about sea turtles July 30 at Grayton Beach State Park or Aug. 1 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Learn about sea turtles at Grayton Beach State Park July 30 On Wednesday July 20 at 1 p.m. join ranger Lawrence aka Rooster as he gives an interpretive talk on sea turtles. Everyone is invited to come learn about the … Continue reading

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Kid’s Catfish Tournament at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant a huge success

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant in Freeport hosted their annual Kid’s Catfish Tournament on July 26. A fun day of fishing was had by all 38 participants fishing along the Choctawhatchee Bay. Weight ins and festivities were held after the tournament behind … Continue reading

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Oyster reef construction volunteers needed August 12th and 14th

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is seeking volunteers to help bag and build an oyster reefs on August 12th and 14th. On Aug. 12, oyster bagging will be held at the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance campus at 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa … Continue reading

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Honey bee swarms a normal part of nature

Have you ever seen a swarm of honey bees and hit the panic button? Not to worry, it is only part of nature, and the bees are not interested in you. Jim Dietrich of Dietrich’s Honey Farm in DeFuniak Springs … Continue reading

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Ranger program, cookout and a movie at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 6

Camp Helen State Park is offering a movie, food, and fun with a family-oriented movie, environmental interpretive program, and old-fashioned campfire cookout. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. in the recreation hall with an interpretive program led by a … Continue reading

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Alaqua Animal Refuge honors hero of the month

Cathy Potter is our very deserving Animal Hero of the Month for July. Cathy works two full days a week in our “SVU” unit. The SVU unit is for smaller dogs, some with medical issues. Cathy has volunteered with Alaqua … Continue reading

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Florida spiny lobster season starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31

2014 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 30 and 31 The Florida spiny lobster season starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you … Continue reading

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Walton county fishing report for July 22

Fishing is great! Choctawhatchee Bay area: Still good bites of speckled trout west of Hogtown. Also hybrid bass. Offshore/inshore: Good bites of snapper, grouper, and king mackerel. River: Shellcracker bite are fantastic! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river … Continue reading

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E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center presents Reptile Round-up Aug. 2

Come face to face with reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Discover the world of reptiles through arts and crafts, and other amazing activities. Alligators, snakes, turtles, and lizards oh my! General Admission: Adults: $8, Children $5, 2 and under Free Snacks and lunch … Continue reading

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Community workshop regarding beach accesses and potential change in future use of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 30

Date/time: July 30 at 6 p.m. – South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Center Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL The Walton County Tourist Development Council is proposing a public beach access within Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s western boundaries. The proposed … Continue reading

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