Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

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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Learn about wildlife at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 26

Date/time: January 26, 3 p.m. Explore the park with a Ranger. Discover what wildlife has been there before you by identifying their tracks and scat. Meets at Tram Stop #2. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail … Continue reading

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Learn about alligators at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 19

Date/time: January 19, 3 p.m. These formidable creatures were once hunted to near extinction, but have made an incredible recovery. Come learn the full history of Florida’s most famous reptile at this informative slideshow presentation. Learn about the American Alligators … Continue reading

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Panhandle Wildflower Alliance meeting in Panama City Jan. 19

Do you want more roadside wildflowers in Florida’s Panhandle? If so, you are invited to attend a free meeting, open to all who are interested in the conservation of our wildflowers. “Working Together for Roadside Wildflowers” sponsored by the Florida … Continue reading

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Portuguese man-of-war can pack a powerful punch

Don’t touch or come in contact with the blue “bubbles” that wash on shore Many interesting things wash ashore along the beaches of South Walton. Often we find interesting creatures within the beach wrack and the tide often washes in … Continue reading

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Learn about Florida black bears at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 2

Date/time: Monday, Jan. 2, 10 – 11 a.m. Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a Living Bear Wise program on January 2, 2017 from 10 – 11 a.m. Come learn about the … Continue reading

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