Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Learn about basic land navigation at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park March 11

Date/time: Sat., March 11, 10-11 a.m. Join special guest speaker Chris Mize on a ranger led hike at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park. Chris will use his experience from serving in the Army Light Infantry to help give introductory map reading … Continue reading

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St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach offers something for everyone

One of Florida’s top 10 parks chock full of adventure It doesn’t take long to understand why St. Andrews State Park is consistently named one of the top ten parks in the State of Florida. With more than 1,200 acres … Continue reading

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Florida Master Naturalist course offered starting March 14

Freshwater Systems core module course offered The Florida Extension Service is offering their Florida Master Naturalist Freshwater Systems core module course in Okaloosa and Walton counties March 14 through April 11, 2017. Instructors from Okaloosa and Walton counties are pleased to … Continue reading

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Conradina covers South Walton

Beautiful lavender flowering shrub graces our  sandhill forests in spring Ever wonder what those beautiful lavender plants are along our byways in South Walton? False rosemary (Conradina canescens) is actually part of the mint (Lamiacae) family. To explore these beautiful … Continue reading

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Learn about life in St. Andrew Bay Feb. 16

What Lies Beneath? Weird, huge, tiny, delicious, poisonous, squiggly, puffy, sleek, beautiful, and sometimes downright ugly, a huge array of interesting creatures live beneath the surface of our magnificent St. Andrew Bay. The Friends of St. Andrews State Park will … Continue reading

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Explore a scenic hike between the springs on Econfina Creek

Econfina Creek Recreation Area is an outdoor enthusiast’s perfect destination. Paddling, hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting within 41,363 acres of public land managed by Northwest Florida Water Management District and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The area … Continue reading

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