Post by thefloridashooter on Feb 18, 2013 22:46:51 GMT -5
February 18, 2013 Activity Report.
I enjoyed most of the day at Corkscrew Swamp, the area had benefitted from the 3" inches of rain on 3/15. Having explored the swamp 19 times before today, I can say I've never seen so many active birds, reptiles, and other wildlife in a single visit. Human traffic was also high. When I setup the account to host the images I will start uploading photographs.
Post by Ira Runyan on Feb 19, 2013 5:52:09 GMT -5
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary operated by the Audubon Society is a 14,000 acre wildlife sanctuary near Naples, Florida. Founded in 1954, it contains the largest remaining virgin Bald Cypress forest in North America.Location
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is located northeast of Naples, Florida, in Collier County. It is at the end of Sanctuary Road West, north of Immokalee Road (County Road 846), approximately 15 miles east of Exit 111 on I-75. Visible, brown informational signs along Immokalee Road assist in finding the Sanctuary.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Road West
Naples, FL 34120
fax: 239-348-1522 Admission fees
Adult: $ 12.00 (two-consecutive-day pass)
Full-time college student with photo ID: $ 6.00
National Audubon Society member with membership card: $ 6.00
Student (6-18 years old): $ 4.00
Children under 6: free BOARDWALK
A 2.25-mile raised boardwalk takes visitors through four distinct environments: a pine upland, a wet prairie, a cypress forest, and a marsh. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk and a field guide and Children's Activity Book available at the admissions desk in the Blair Center allow each visitor to take the self-guided tour. Benches and rain shelters are along the trail. For those who do not wish to walk the full 2.25 miles, an optional trail shortens the walk to one mile. For more information see the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary website