Tracking wild critters a featured event at Back To Nature Festival Oct. 15-17

September 27, 2010

Take a hike with animal tracker Mike Townsend

Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Time: 9 a.m., Oct. 16

Join the South Walton Community Council for a fun weekend of nature based activities Oct. 15-17. The Back to Nature Festival offers visitors and locals an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Walton County. Kayak the dune lakes, take a river safari, go on an ecology walk, or bring the family to Seaside for a day of family fun.

Most events are about two hours long and cost $10 unless otherwise noted. Events will be closed after maximum participant limits are reached. To register, Click here

One of the featured events at the festival is a walk along the trail at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park with Mike Townsend. As you walk with Townsend, you will learn how to find animals in the wild and identify tracks made by raccoons, mice, alligators, and other animals. Event leader Mike Townsend is an expert trapper who works with local parks to protect endangered species of wildlife. Enter the park through the Highway 98 entrance and follow the road to the parking area. Limit 20 people. ::MAP::