Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Celebrate Earth Day at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center April 11

Help celebrate the world we live in at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center’s annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 11th. The event, sponsored by Gulf Power and Gulf Coast Insulation, is a community festival geared towards appreciation, conservation, and … 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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Butterfly lecture in Santa Rosa Beach April 1

Butterflies: Here Today, Flutterbys Tomorrow? The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting butterfly expert, MaryAnn Friedman in Santa Rosa Beach on April 1. The program will be from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Padgett Park … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 28

Date/time: Saturday March 28, 1 – 2 p.m. Come shake off the winter cobwebs and get outside for this nature hike. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This … Continue reading

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Resurrection ferns a hardy native air plant

One of the wonderful features of spring is the return of green to the branches of many trees in north Florida. Cypress, poplar, cherry and many others have been defoliated by the cool season which is now retreating. Buds are … Continue reading

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Learn about animal tracks at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 21

Saturday March 21, 1 – 2 p.m. This all ages program is designed to be a hands-on learning experience in the art of tracking. You will learn different types of tracks and which animal makes them. Then you will get … Continue reading

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Take a Guided paddle tour Western Lake and enjoy lunch at the Red Bar with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: March 19, April 23, May 12 – 9 a.m. – 1 pm. 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. Explore … Continue reading

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Special Needs in Nature day at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center March 21

The E.O Wilson Biophilia Center presents their annual “Special Needs in Nature” Day on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy sensory interactions in nature with a great group of people. There will be a parent resource … Continue reading

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Coastal dune lakes symposium at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center March 28

Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will be hosting a coastal dune lakes symposium and a sneak preview of his film “Coastal Dune Lakes – Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast,” on Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. The event will be held at … Continue reading

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Co-existing with Florida’s beach-nesting birds

Be watchful and respectful of all nesting wildlife, it’s a matter of survival While we all enjoy the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida, it is important to remember that we share the beach with nesting shorebirds. While you are at … Continue reading

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