Wildflower and butterfly hike a featured event at Back To Nature Festival Oct. 14-16

October 4, 2011

Snookie Parrish explains local flora in Point Washington State Forest.
Snookie Parrish identifies flora in Point Washington State Forest. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Take a walk into the forest with a master gardener and naturalist Oct. 15

Locals and visitors will have the opportunity to learn about wildflowers and butterflies with and expert this year at the Back To Nature Festival in South Walton.

Enjoy an interpretive hiking tour where you will have the opportunity to explore natural habitats, meet local flora and fauna face to face and experience the hidden natural wonders of Walton County. Learn about native plants, wildflowers, migrating and local butterflies while enjoying a leisurely hike through the forest. Snookie Parrish, master gardener and master naturalist will offer this guided tour of East Point Washington State Forest on Oct. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Meet at Eastern Lake Trail parking area, on east side of Highway 395 about ½ mile north of Publix supermarket. Limit 20 participants. The hike will be approximately 1.5 hours. $10/person in addition to the park entry fee. ::MAP::

To register: Click here. To learn more about the Back To Nature Festival’s events, click here