Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Explore the wonders of river, bay and gulf habitats at Apalachicola Environmental Education and Training Center

Hands on displays and artifacts a creative learning experience The Apalachicola River, Bay and coastal ecosystems are vast and diverse. Successfully managing such diversity is complex effort managed by several State and federal agencies. In 1979 the Apalachicola National Estuarine … Continue reading

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Local couple restoring long leaf pine habitat in North Walton

Owners of Little Creek Woods a testament to good land stewardship Bob Reid and Betsy Clark are on a mission to bring back long leaf pine habitat to their land in North Walton County. Both avid naturalists, the couple has … Continue reading

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Explore the Town Center trails in Santa Rosa Beach

Four miles of meandering trails around South Walton’s Government Center a pleasant walk or bike ride Many folks aren’t aware of the scenic, leisurely trails located around the busy South Walton Government Annex buildings in Santa Rosa Beach. The multi-modal … Continue reading

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Explore winter blooming camellias at Eden Gardens State Park

Winter in northwest Florida typically doesn’t offer a wealth of colorful landscapes to explore. However, one exception is the beautiful abundance of flowering camellias at Eden Gardens State Park. Naturally in bloom from October through March, there are more than … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided first day hike at a Walton area Florida State Park Jan. 1

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Time: 9 – 11:30 am or 2 – 3:30 p.m. Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a First Day Hike on January 1, 2018 from 9 – 11:30 am or 2 – 3:30 p.m.  … Continue reading

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Sandhill cranes winter in north Walton County

Winter visitors a welcome sight for local bird lovers For the last several years, migrating sandhill cranes have been spending the winter months in north Walton County in Paxton. Foraging in a wetland area and private pasture near Lake Jackson, … Continue reading

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