Tag Archives: Nature

Santa Rosa Beach resident enjoys beautiful luna moth visitors

Santa Rosa Beach resident Sherry McCall enjoyed a few unusual visitors to her workshop this week. Early on in the week, McCall was treated to a luna moth that took up residence on the exterior of her workshop wall. Then, … Continue reading

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Take a guided eco tour of Western Lake on a kayak or stand up paddle board April 28

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. You will travel from where the water comes in to Western Lake to where the water goes out from Western Lake to the Gulf of Mexico.  Discussion topics will include history, coastal dune lake ecology, … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival in Niceville April 26

The Seventh Annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival, a free family and community event for all ages, will be held Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, located at 4281 Highway 20 … Continue reading

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Mother opposum wreaks havoc at Freeport home

Dan Baker of Freeport sent us a story about an unusual event at his home in Freeport April 14. We’ll let Dan tell the story: “Yesterday evening around 9:00 P.M. windows open, fresh air and pure bliss was over me … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe/kayak tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 24

Time: 1 p.m. Campbell Lake is one of the most pristine coastal dune lakes in South Walton. This tour is an opportunity to experience it up-close. Participants will meet at Tram Stop One in the parking area behind the ranger … Continue reading

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Enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall at Grayton Beach State Park April 30

On Wednesday, April 30 from 9 – 11 a.m. enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall.  A Grayton Beach State Park specialist will lead you on an exciting trip on Western Lake discussing the importance and rarity … Continue reading

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Take a hike on the Florida Trail along Econfina Creek

Scenic vistas await the explorer Hiking the Florida Trail along the Econfina Creek just north of Panama City in Washington County is a must do for anyone who enjoys nature. This portion of the Trail in Northwest Florida runs along … Continue reading

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Explore nature at St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever wanted to step back in time and explore the natural beauty of Florida?  Pack yourself a lunch and head over to the undeveloped treasure chest that awaits you at the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Natives – Garden and trail tour at Northwest Florida State College South Walton April 21

Time: 3 p.m. Get acquainted with the local flora and fauna as you enjoy a guided tour of the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail at Northwest Florida State College (South Walton Center). Plants featured in the Garden, Trail and … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of the coastal dune lakes April 22

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, UF/IFAS Extension, and Florida Sea Grant for natural resource tours to introduce participants to the Jewels of 30A – the coastal dune lakes of Walton County, Florida. Coastal dune lakes … Continue reading

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