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Rehabilitated broad winged hawk released

Story and photos courtesy Crystal Bay Development When a family accidentally struck a young Broadwing Hawk on CR6 near Freeport on July 17, they immediately rushed the injured bird to Lisa Miller at the Wildlife Rehabilitators Partnership of Northwest Florida in Niceville.  Miller x-rayed the Hawk and found it had a fracture in a bone that corresponds to the forearm in humans. Miller called in veterinarian Lydia Staggs of Bayside Animal Hospital in Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach.  Staggs, who...

Sea turtle plates

We all love our beloved endangered sea turtles in South Walton. Hurricanes Fay and Ike put a damper on many of the local nests, but hope springs eternal for the future of the Leatherback, Loggerhead, and Green. Since most all of us are inclined to do the right thing when we can, many folks purchase a Sea Turtle license plate to help the worthy cause. But many wonder, where does your $23.00 donation go when you purchase a Sea Turtle...