Nature girl’s weekend picks

April 9, 2009

Saturday April 11

Scrub jay photo courtesy Stacy Meader/Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Scrub jay photo courtesy Stacy Meader/Choctawhatchee Audubon Society

Choctawhatchee Audubon Bird Walk

Location: South Walton Courthouse Annex & Jolee Island in Sandestin
Nature and bird lovers who wish to learn more about bird behavior, ID and habitats are invited to join Choctawhatchee Audubon Society for walks at local birding “hotspots”. Binoculars, field guide, bug spray, hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, long pants and water are recommended. Bird Walk – South Walton Courthouse Annex & Jolee Island in Sandestin, meet at Sandestin Publix at 7:30 a.m.
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Where to find the Easter eggs


Saturday April 11

Gulf Place Easter Egg Hunt
11:30 a.m. –
On the green at Gulf Place Town Center. Gulf Place is located on the corner of Scenic 30A and County Road 393.

Car show/ Easter egg hunt/ stunt bike show/skateboard competition
Freeport Regional Sports Complex
9:00- until
Stunt Bike Show – 12 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt – North Soccer Field – 12 – 3 p.m.
Splinteryouth skateboard event – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Northeast parking lot
Directions to Freeport Regional Sports Complex:
From Intersection Of Hwy 331 & Hwy 20 proceed west approximately 1 mile, turn south onto Hwy 83-a, travel approximately ½ mile and look for park sign on right shoulder of road, take right at sign onto Hammock Trail East and proceed to park.

Sunday, April 12

Eden Gardens State Park Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny
Eden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden Gardens would like to invite everyone to Easter at Eden on Sunday, April 12th, from noon to 3 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. The festivities start at 12:00 noon, with the Easter Bunny arriving at 1:00 p.m.  Egg hunts will be open to local children at 1:30p.m.  Volunteers to help with the egg hunt are always appreciated.  There will be music again this year and the Boy Scouts will be helping to hide the eggs for the children as well as selling cookies and lemonade.

Parking inside the park is very limited.  Overflow parking will be provided at Bay Elementary.  Admission to the park is free, donations to the Friends of Eden are welcome and appreciated.  Eden Gardens State Park is located in historic Point Washington, off U.S. 98 on C.R. 395.  To volunteer or for additional information call 850-231-1167.
For more information about Eden Gardens State Park go to

Easter Egg Hunt and Toss at WaterColor
1:00 p.m.
Marina Park in the WaterColor community
A mad dash for brightly colored hidden eggs filled with treats.