Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Take a guided paddle tour of Western Lake with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: Feb. 10, Feb. 26, March 10, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 7, May 19 – 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 31

Date/time: Saturday January 31, 1-2 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. Come join us as we hike through some of Topsail’s best ecosystems culminating with a stop at Campbell Lake. This is an approximately 3 mile … Continue reading

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Learn about alligators at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 24

Date/time: Saturday January 24, 2-3 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. Enter the park through … Continue reading

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Learn about WWII history and more in a guided tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve

Spring tours offered January through May 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. Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 11, Feb. 28, Mar. … Continue reading

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The legend of Euchee Indian Chief Sam Story

Could it be an Euchee (Yuchi) Indian chief named Sam Story was the earliest known conservationist in Walton county? Our history books tell us so, however some traditions handed down may be simply legends, and solidified as truth when shared … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering spring eco adventures

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), and Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Click here to learn more or call (850)200-4160. Historical Tour Coffeen Nature Preserve – $20 – … Continue reading

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Learn about seeing the unseen at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 16

Date/time: Friday January 16th, 1-2 p.m. If you’ve been out for a hike hoping to find wild critters but have come back empty handed this is the presentation for you. Not all animals are going to make themselves visible to … Continue reading

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Learn about our coastal critters at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 10

Date/time: Saturday January 10, 1 – 2 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to a hands on program where you will learn what type of creatures can be found in this area. You will get to see various … Continue reading

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Enjoy breakfast with a ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 10

Date/time: Saturday January 10, 9 – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you and your family to Breakfast with a Ranger. Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill to learn about the park, its history and to ask them … Continue reading

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Celebrate Florida State Park’s First Day Hike event with a guided tour at Grayton Beach, Topsail Hill Preserve, or Rocky Bayou Jan. 1

Grayton Beach State Park Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Grayton Beach State Park would like to invite the public to start the New Year out with a little bit of fitness and learning about the flora and fauna of the … Continue reading

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