Tag Archives: Nature

Learn about shorebirds at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 14

Date/time: Fri., Aug 14, 9 – 10 a.m. Each year thousands of birds use our shores as a rest stop on a larger migration and some even stay all year. This program on our local shorebirds will discuss what times … Continue reading







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Breakfast with a ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 8

Date/time: Sat., Aug. 8, 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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Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 7

Date/time: Friday, Aug. 7, 9 – 10 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the rare coastal dune lakes found in the area. Two of these lakes can be found inside the protected area … Continue reading







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Leatherback sea turtle nests at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

This past Sunday,  South Walton received a very special visitor. Along the beach of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, a leatherback sea turtle came ashore to nest.  Leatherbacks are the largest of all sea turtles in Florida, and are endangered. … Continue reading







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Explore the sights and sounds of nature at night July 29

Dates/times:  July 29 – 7:30 – 9 p.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the summer season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Discover the sights and sounds of … Continue reading







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Public invited to participate in Florida fox squirrel population study

Have you seen any fox squirrels? In Florida, the fox squirrel can be found in almost every county, but the distribution is patchy and not well understood. To better understand fox squirrel distribution, a new research project conducted by the … Continue reading







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Guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State park July 24

Date/time: Friday July 24th, 2015, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike will lead you to one of the lakes in the park, … Continue reading







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South Walton has new artificial reef off of Grayton Beach State Park

It’s official, South Walton has a new artificial reef, and it is in the shape of a sea turtle! On Friday, July 10, 2015 the South Walton Artificial Reed Association (SWARA) deployed the first half of 58 artificial reef structures … Continue reading







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Learn about animals and tracks at Grayton Beach State Park July 22

Date/time: Wednesday July 22nd at 2 p.m. Join Park Ranger Chad for “Whose been walking in the forest.” Learn about the different animal tracks found in the park and the animals that they belong to. Participants will be able to … Continue reading







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Explore northwest Florida’s Big Juniper Creek in Blackwater State Forest

A lazy day on the water suited for family fun Northwest Florida has an abundance of great places to explore off the beaten path. Great trails, and beautiful waterways, we are fortunate to have many places to explore. Big Juniper … Continue reading







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