March events feature walks in Walton County
March 7: A program titled “Monitoring the Success of Oyster Reef Restoration in Choctawhatchee Bay” by Alison McDowell, Program Director from the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance at Northwest Florida State College will be presented at the next monthly meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. Come hear about this important work that is improving the productivity of Choctawhatchee Bay, and how you can get involved.
The meeting will be held in the usual place, Rm 132 of the new Student
Services Center at Northwest Florida State College’s main campus in Niceville.
Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 PM, with the program at 7:00 PM. The
meeting is free and open to the public. Call Walt Spence at 582-7064 for more
March 2: Bird Walk in Point Washington State Forest will be led by Tom Greene, a biologist who specializes in wet prairies, bogs, and rare plant species. This will be a new type of habitat for us, and everyone is encouraged to wear old shoes or waterproof boots, and also insect repellant. Meet at the Bluewater Winn Dixie at 7:30 a.m., or at the Tom Thumb store at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 98 and U.S. Hwy 331 in S. Walton County at 8:30 a.m. Call Walt Spence at (850) 582-7064 for more info.
March 16: Bird and Nature Walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park with noted local biology professor, Ross Hamilton. Meet at the Winn Dixie at Bluewater Bay at 7:30 a.m. or at Topsail Hill at 7:55 a.m. Learn about this unique dune lakes habitat. Call Walt Spence at (850) 582-7064 for more info.
March 23: Bird and Nature Walk in the Upland Hardwoods of Walton County with master gardener, Dave Gordon. This amazing spot on Chestnut Creek near Darlington is not to be missed. See hawks, bluebirds, blooming mountain laurel, native azaleas, and other flora and topography more often associated with piedmont areas. Meet at Food World in Niceville at 7:30 and the Walton County Extension Office on Hwy 83 N at 8 a.m. Be ready for a walk on a forest path. Call Dave at (850) 401-1578 for info.