Tag Archives: Nature

Washington County resident raises alligators in Orange Hill

When one transitions into retirement, typically it’s to enjoy relaxation time. Not so for Washington County resident Chris Ellis. After a career as a Florida Highway patrolman, Ellis took a leap of faith and made an unusual second career choice … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly Tagging Festival in Panama City Beach Oct. 28

Panama City Beach Parks Department is hosting a Monarch Butterfly Tagging Festival at Conservation Park on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 12 Noon – 2 p.m. The festival is a citizen science project where the public can get hands on experience … Continue reading

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The swallow-tailed kite: Graceful raptors of our wetlands

Florida’s birding trail symbol is often spotted gliding around Walton County The swallow-tailed kite is a snack-food junkie if ever there was one. It spends most of the day aloft, eating on the run – catching bugs and eating them … Continue reading

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Fall equinox gathering at Glendale Memorial Preserve Sept. 22-24

A fun-filled weekend is planned in celebration of the fall equinox at Glendale Memorial Preserve. Enjoy primitive camping, tours, nature walk, climb the fire tower, arts/crafts, potluck, bonfire, and Saturday night music and dance. Bring a friend from Sept. 22-24 … Continue reading

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Explore The Outdoors Festival comes to Live Oak Landing Oct. 14, 2017

A great day for outdoor family fun Walton Outdoors will be hosting our eighth annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location … Continue reading

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Watch for a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire United States, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting, the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front … Continue reading

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