Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Learn about black bears at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 10

Date/time: Friday July 10th, 1- 2:30 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the Florida Black Bear. This program will cover the basics of the bear’s life in Florida, such as life span, denning … Continue reading

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Guided nature walk at Grayton Beach State Park July 9

Date/time: Wednesday July 8th at 3 p.m. Park Ranger Charlie will be leading a guided nature walk along the parks dune nature trail. Come learn about coastal dune lakes, the flora and fauna that call the dunes home, and see … Continue reading

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SWARA to launch artificial reef off of Grayton Beach

– Weather and conditions permitting, July 1 launch planned What started as a great idea is now coming to fruition for divers, snorkelers, and anglers seeking to explore the waters off the coastline of South Walton. Local resident Andy McAlexander … Continue reading

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Enjoy a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve June 24

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the summer season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War … Continue reading

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Kid camps and outdoor fun offered this summer around Walton county

Enjoy outdoor fun outdoor activities this summer with a variety of children’s camp options in Walton county. Marine Camp offered at Camp Timpoochee July 20 – 24 Are you interested in learning about marine life, going fishing, or exploring the … Continue reading

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Florida caterpillars with a sting

The four major stinging caterpillars occurring in Florida are the Puss Caterpillar, Saddleback Caterpillar, IO Moth Caterpillar and Hag Caterpillar.  Some less common ones also occur in the state.  These caterpillars do not possess stingers, but have spines (nettling hairs) … Continue reading

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Twists and turns keep you paddling on Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek paddle full of beautiful surprises One of Northwest Florida’s most scenic waterways is the narrow, seepage spring fed Turkey Creek just west of Niceville. Located on Eglin Air Force Base Reservation, just off of SR 85, Turkey Creek … Continue reading

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Coastal Dune Lakes film showing at Camp Helen State Park June 19

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park and Lake Powell Community Alliance will show a film about coastal dune lakes at 6:30 p.m. on June 19, 2015, at the Park’s Lodge. The film “Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald … Continue reading

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Learn about blue crabs at Grayton Beach State Park June 17

Date/time: Wednesday June 17th at 2 p.m. Join Park Ranger Chad for a program on blue crabs. The program will cover the biology, identification, and methods of catching crabs. Sunscreen, drinking water, appropriate clothing, and hat are suggested. This program … Continue reading

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Enjoy a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve June 10

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the summer season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing. … Continue reading

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