Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Washington County resident raises alligators in Orange Hill

When one transitions into retirement, typically it’s to enjoy relaxation time. Not so for Washington County resident Chris Ellis. After a career as a Florida Highway patrolman, Ellis took a leap of faith and made an unusual second career choice … Continue reading

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Coastal dune lake ecology school at Camp Helen State Park Oct. 24

The UF/IFAS Panhandle Outdoor Live Team presents the 2017 Coastal Dune Lake Water School. Walton County Florida is home to 15 beautiful, yet globally imperiled, coastal dune lakes. The dune lakes are vitally important to our coastal communities, providing a … Continue reading

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Sunset paddle at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 30

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Sunset Paddle on September 30, 2017 from 5 – 7:30p.m. Experience Campbell Lake on a Ranger guided paddling tour. Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over 12 yrs. old. Program is $40 per … Continue reading

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The swallow-tailed kite: Graceful raptors of our wetlands

Florida’s birding trail symbol is often spotted gliding around Walton County The swallow-tailed kite is a snack-food junkie if ever there was one. It spends most of the day aloft, eating on the run – catching bugs and eating them … Continue reading

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Fall equinox gathering at Glendale Memorial Preserve Sept. 22-24

A fun-filled weekend is planned in celebration of the fall equinox at Glendale Memorial Preserve. Enjoy primitive camping, tours, nature walk, climb the fire tower, arts/crafts, potluck, bonfire, and Saturday night music and dance. Bring a friend from Sept. 22-24 … Continue reading

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Renovations complete at Cotton Landing on Holmes Creek

Northwest Florida Water Management District has completed much needed renovations to Cotton Landing on Holmes Creek. The restoration stabilized approximately 125 linear feet of shoreline, helping to reduce erosion as well as new storm water treatment. ADA boardwalks and access … Continue reading

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