Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Spadderdock a colorful flower found along Northwest Florida waterways

Ever wonder what those yellow flowers are along our area creeks? It is called spadderdock (Nuphar luteum); common names cow lily, yellow pond lily. We see these aquatic flowers floating above the water line along Northwest Florida fresh water creeks … Continue reading







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Family Fun 5K Nature Hike at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Sept. 26

The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center teams up with the Walton County Health Department for the Biophilia Center Family Fun 5K Nature Hike on Saturday, September 26th. Get off the couch and into nature with this community event focusing on healthy living … Continue reading







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View the stars with astronomy club at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 19

Date/time: Sat., Sept. 19th, 4 p.m. Join the members of the Northwest Florida Astronomy Club and view the beauty of the night sky. They will start by setting up solar telescopes 3 hours before sunset for observing our closest star. … Continue reading







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Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 18

Date/time: Fri., Sept. 18th, 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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Guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 11

Date/time: Fri., Sept. 11th, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike will lead you to one of the lakes in the park, No … Continue reading







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Nature benefits from prescribed practices at Grayton Beach and Deer Lake State Park

Many people wonder why prescribed burning is done in our area State parks. Before there were roads and developments, lightning-set fires frequently swept almost unimpeded across Northwest Florida’s landscape. Over thousands of years, many natural habitats have evolved under the … Continue reading







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Historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve Sept. 9

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







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Guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 21

Date/time: Fri., Aug. 21 – 9 – 10:30 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike will lead you to one of the lakes in the park, … Continue reading







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Sights and sounds of night tour with Nonie’s Ark Animal EVEntures Aug. 28

Time: 7:30 -9:00 pm The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, are offering the fall season of their popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Discover the sights and sounds of nature at night!  … Continue reading







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Explore The Outdoors Festival comes to Live Oak Landing Oct. 10, 2015

A great day of outdoor family fun in store Walton Outdoors is excited to announce we will be hosting our sixth Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 … Continue reading







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