Category Archives: Birding

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society programs and events for May 2015

2 May 2015: Bird Walk: Veteran’s Park on Okaloosa Island. See this magnificent rookery and migrant stopover with veteran birder, Malcolm Swan. Swan will offer interpretation that is sure to increase your appreciation of this important environmental asset. Meet at … Continue reading

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Learn about WWII history and more in a guided tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve

Spring tours offered in April and May The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Dates: April 25, May 6, May 16 … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon activities for April 2015

April 2: Monthly meeting and Program: “A Photographic Essay on the Birds, Bugs, Reptiles and other local Beasties” by Walt Spence, Naturalist and Expert Photographer.  Spence will again dazzle his audience with a brilliant array of digital photographic imagery capturing … Continue reading

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Happy first day of spring!

Happy first day of springtime in Walton County. Head out along a trail in south Walton, the conradina is in bloom everywhere. Trail Maps: North Walton: NokuseTrail BayLoopTrail South Walton: TopsailHillStateParkTrail PointWashingtonTrail GreenwayTrail GraytonBeachTrails DeerLakeTrail

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society March 2015 events

March 5:  Monthly Meeting and Program: “Pollinators in Peril”, By Marie Harrison, author and contributing writer to Florida Gardening.  Marie will discuss the role of pollinators in local ecosystems, reasons for their decline, the importance of choosing native plants and … Continue reading

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Invite wintering wood ducks to your environment with a nesting box

Live along the water? Why not invited beautiful feathered friends to your environment. Wood ducks are one of the most colorful ducks in North America. Breeding males showcase an unbelievable combination of colors including a red bill and eyes, a … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society programs and events for February 2015

5 Feb: Monthly Meeting and Program:  “A Green Fire – a presentation of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic” by Professor Emeritus Don Baltz, Louisiana State University.  This Green Fire DVD explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold and … Continue reading

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Take a guided paddle tour of Western Lake with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: Feb. 10, Feb. 26, March 10, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 7, May 19 – 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 31

Date/time: Saturday January 31, 1-2 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. Come join us as we hike through some of Topsail’s best ecosystems culminating with a stop at Campbell Lake. This is an approximately 3 mile … Continue reading

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Celebrate Florida State Park’s First Day Hike event with a guided tour at Grayton Beach, Topsail Hill Preserve, or Rocky Bayou Jan. 1

Grayton Beach State Park Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Grayton Beach State Park would like to invite the public to start the New Year out with a little bit of fitness and learning about the flora and fauna of the … Continue reading

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