Tag Archives: Nature

Morrison Springs health advisory rescinded

June 30, 2015 Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is rescinding the June 16, 2015 swim advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place. DOH Walton feels that water quality in this area has improved considerably due … Continue reading







Posted in Nature, Outdoor Family Fun, Parks | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Learn about sea turtles at Grayton Beach State Park July 15

Date/time: Wednesday July 15th at 3 p.m. Ranger J.D. will be giving an interpretive program on sea turtles that nest on the beach of Grayton Beach State Park. Participants will meet at the Lakeside Pavilion on the east end of … Continue reading







Posted in Eco adventure, Nature, Outdoor Family Fun | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Learn about black bears at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 10

Date/time: Friday July 10th, 1- 2:30 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the Florida Black Bear. This program will cover the basics of the bear’s life in Florida, such as life span, denning … Continue reading







Posted in Nature | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Guided nature walk at Grayton Beach State Park July 9

Date/time: Wednesday July 8th at 3 p.m. Park Ranger Charlie will be leading a guided nature walk along the parks dune nature trail. Come learn about coastal dune lakes, the flora and fauna that call the dunes home, and see … Continue reading







Posted in Eco adventure, Nature, Outdoor Family Fun | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

SWARA to launch artificial reef off of Grayton Beach

– Weather and conditions permitting, early July launch planned July 30 Update note: Unfortunately, there has been a production glitch in the fabrication of the pilings and the initial shipment has been delayed. SWARA secured a partial shipment from the … Continue reading







Posted in Eco adventure, Fishing, Nature | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on SWARA to launch artificial reef off of Grayton Beach

Enjoy a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve June 24

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.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. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War … Continue reading







Posted in Eco adventure, Nature | Tagged , | Comments Off on Enjoy a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve June 24

Kid camps and outdoor fun offered this summer around Walton county

Enjoy outdoor fun outdoor activities this summer with a variety of children’s camp options in Walton county. Marine Camp offered at Camp Timpoochee July 20 – 24 Are you interested in learning about marine life, going fishing, or exploring the … Continue reading







Posted in Eco adventure, Fishing, Kayak/Canoe, Nature, Outdoor Family Fun, Parks | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Kid camps and outdoor fun offered this summer around Walton county

Florida caterpillars with a sting

The four major stinging caterpillars occurring in Florida are the Puss Caterpillar, Saddleback Caterpillar, IO Moth Caterpillar and Hag Caterpillar.  Some less common ones also occur in the state.  These caterpillars do not possess stingers, but have spines (nettling hairs) … Continue reading







Posted in Environment, Nature | Tagged , | Comments Off on Florida caterpillars with a sting

Twists and turns keep you paddling on Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek paddle full of beautiful surprises One of Northwest Florida’s most scenic waterways is the narrow, seepage spring fed Turkey Creek just west of Niceville. Located on Eglin Air Force Base Reservation, just off of SR 85, Turkey Creek … Continue reading







Posted in Eco adventure, Kayak/Canoe, Nature, Outdoor Family Fun | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Twists and turns keep you paddling on Turkey Creek

Coastal Dune Lakes film showing at Camp Helen State Park June 19

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park and Lake Powell Community Alliance will show a film about coastal dune lakes at 6:30 p.m. on June 19, 2015, at the Park’s Lodge. The film “Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald … Continue reading







Posted in Environment, Nature | Tagged , | Comments Off on Coastal Dune Lakes film showing at Camp Helen State Park June 19