Nature girl’s weekend picks for Aug. 7-9

August 1, 2009

Friday Aug. 7

trumanSeaside movies under the stars: “The Truman Show” – The story of a lifetime
8:00 p.m.
Seaside Amphitheater
Truman Burbank lives a happy life. However, what he doesn’t know is that his life is actually the focus of a reality TV show aired since his birth, that he’s the star, his hometown is a giant set piece, and everyone around him is an actor going by a script. You might even see a local as an extra in the movie!

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Saturday, Aug 8

boilingcreeksmBoiling Creek Paddle – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Eglin Reservation (need an Eglin Pass)
Join Greg from the West Florida Canoe and Kayak Club for a leisurely photo safari down Boiling Creek.  Meet at the take-out: Highway 87 Bridge and the Yellow River. That would be the southeast corner just down the embankment. At 9:30 sharp we will shuttle to the put-in on the Eglin Reservation.

Boiling Creek is a narrow, usually clear creek with nicely flowing grasses. It is quite scenic. This beautiful little spring-fed creek meanders through the woods for about three miles before joining the Yellow for another three miles to the take-out. We’re hoping to see some pretty plants and Ospreys.  Alligators are occasionally spotted along the way.  Again, bring your camera. If you have any questions, contact Greg Pack at 850-723-5129 or gwpack@gmail.com Click here for more information about Boiling Creek

Sunday, Aug. 9

Fourteen different species of fern can be disovered at Falling Waters State Park.
Fourteen different species of fern can be disovered at Falling Waters State Park.

Take a drive over to Falling Waters State Park

Geological wonders of the gigantic sinkholes are perhaps the most interesting feature this park provides. Click here to find out more about Falling Waters