Tag Archives: Nature

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society programs and events for May 2015

2 May 2015: Bird Walk: Veteran’s Park on Okaloosa Island. See this magnificent rookery and migrant stopover with veteran birder, Malcolm Swan. Swan will offer interpretation that is sure to increase your appreciation of this important environmental asset. Meet at … Continue reading

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Learn about gopher tortoises at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 24

Date/time: Friday April 24th, 2015, 1 – 2 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State park invites you come learn about the state tortoise of Florida, the Gopher Tortoise. These animals play an important role in our local upland ecosystems, and can … Continue reading

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Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Nature Photographer lecture at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center May 2

NOTE: EVENT CANCELLED Clyde Butcher, fine art landscape photographer, will be presenting a lecture at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center on May 2nd at 11:30 a.m. For more than fifty years, Butcher has been preserving on film the untouched areas of … Continue reading

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

Spring tours offered in April and 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: April 25, May 6, May 16 … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe trip of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 17

Date/time: Friday April 17th, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join Topsail for a unique opportunity to paddle Campbell Lake. Located within the heart of Topsail Hill, Campbell Lake is the largest of the parks two coastal dune lakes. You … Continue reading

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Mattie Kelly Estuary Family Festival at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park April 25 

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) will jointly host the 8th Annual Mattie Kelly Estuary Family Festival at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. … Continue reading

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Have breakfast with a ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 11

Date/time: Saturday April 11, 9 – 10 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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Butterfly lecture in DeFuniak Springs April 8

Butterflies: Here Today, Flutterbys Tomorrow? The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting butterfly expert, MaryAnn Friedman in DeFuniak Springs on Wednesday, April 8. The event will be from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Walton County Extension Office at … Continue reading

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Take a Guided paddle tour Western Lake and enjoy lunch at the Red Bar with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: April 23, May 12 – 9 a.m. – 1 pm. 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. Explore Western Lake … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike of No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 3

Date/time: Friday April 3, 1 – 2 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. During this hike Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike … Continue reading

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