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Corkscrew Swamp Santuary is owned and operated by the NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY. It is acclaimed as the crown jewel of the Audubon's sanctuaries.
Audubon first saw Corkscrew in 1912 when wardens were dispatched to protect egrets and other birds from plume hunters!
The, in the 1950s, Audubon bought the land to protect the cypress forest from loggers. Today, Audubon is involved with restoring the Everglades and preserving the watershed so Florida and its wildlife will have a healthy ecosystem.
We visited the Sanctuary on a sunny morning in January, 2004 when the temperature was in the 70s. It was a perfect day. We saw pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years!
To see upclose, we walked the 2.25 mile boardwalk that meandered through open prairie, pine flatwoods, and the largest forest of ancient bald cypress in North America!
Some of these impressive trees towered 130 feet into the air, and some were 25 feet around. There are almost 200 bird species here. We saw egret, ibis, heron, woodpeckers, hawks, and dozens of wood storks.
The water in Corkscrew is a slow moving river that flows tothe southwest toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Plants and trees help to filter the water and that keeps the water sweet and clear and without mosquito larvae!
Open daily April 11 thru September 30: 7a.m.-7:30p.m.
October 1 thru April 10: 7a.m.-5:30p.m.
Admission: Adults $8.00
Students $5.30 and Members $5.00
Children (6-18) $3.50
Under 6 are free
DON'T MISS THIS FABULOUS PLACE
Address: 375 Sanctuary Road, Naples, Florida 34120
Directions: From Bonita Springs on 41 south to 846 to the Sanctuary
Phone: (941) 348-9151
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