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Enjoy a guided tour of the wet prairies and rare plants of Point Washington State Forest Sept. 1

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Tom Green ($10 for instructor, $5 CBA) Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm We will visit several wet … Continue reading

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Explore the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail at Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus

Interested in learning about native Northwest Florida plants and ecosystems? Head over to the Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus and explore the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. The Native Plant Demonstration Garden and … Continue reading

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Tread softly around Cnidoscolus stimulosus

Tread Softly (Cnidoscolus stimulosus) is a small herbaceous wildflower we commonly find along our sandy beaches, coastal scrubs, and sandy forest trails. If you happen to step on or brush up against one, you will not soon forget your encounter. Although … Continue reading

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Learn about birds of prey at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 22

Date/time: Friday August 22, 2014, 2 -3 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to come learn about our birds of prey. This area plays host to a large number of winged hunters. This program will help you to … Continue reading

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What is up with all the sharks? Florida Sea Grant explains

Since the beginning of the summer, panhandle residents and visitors have been reporting numerous sharks hanging out along the sandbars near the passes, cruising between the 2nd sandbar and the beach. One visitor was even bitten; raising the question – … Continue reading

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Relocated gopher tortoises arrive at Nokuse Plantation in Freeport

Twelve relocated gopher tortoises have arrived at Nokuse Plantation in Freeport Aug. 8 to enjoy a new permanent habitat. As part of an ongoing rehabilitation project at Nokuse, the endangered species will have a second chance on life due to … Continue reading

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Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 15

Date/time: Friday August 15th, 2 -3 p.m. These globally imperiled rare coastal dune lakes are found only in a few places worldwide, including right here at Topsail Hill Preserve. Come learn what makes these lakes so special and what is … Continue reading

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Learn about coyotes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 13

Date/time: Wednesday August 13th, 2014 Coyotes 2 – 3 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State park invites you to come learn about our most ubiquitous exotic mammal, the Coyote. This program will cover everything you need to know about Coyotes, where … Continue reading

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Walton County Health Department advises on concerns of Vibrio vulnificus

Through intensive media exposure and misinformation reaching residents and visitors of Walton County, DOH-Walton wants to educate our partners and the public about Vibrio vulnificus.  Vibrio vulnificus is a bacteria commonly found in all warm brackish and salt water. Transmission … Continue reading

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Walton County master gardener training starts Sept. 4

Applications are being accepted for the Walton County Master Gardener 2014 class.  The Florida Master Gardener Program is a joint endeavor of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Walton County Extension and gardening volunteers. This course … Continue reading

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