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Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
E-News | November 7, 2019
A Great Horned Owl returns to its nest and youngsters
A Great Horned Owl returns to its nest and youngsters at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Photo by volunteer RJ Wiley.
Learn about owls at After Hours
Learn about the owls who call Florida home at a presentation by Jerry Jackson this Friday evening (November 8) at our second After Hours event of the season. After Hours starts at 5:30 p.m. - when the doors usually close at Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - and runs until 9 p.m., offering a rare chance to stroll on the boardwalk through the swamp under the stars.

Dr. Jackson is a Corkscrew volunteer, retired Florida Gulf Coast University professor and host of "With the Wild Things" on WGCU.  After Hours also features live music, and interpretive stations where you can learn how nocturnal creatures thrive at night and take part in a night vision experiment. There’s no additional charge for After Hours activities beyond the regular $14 boardwalk admission for adults. After Hours events are free for children 18. Read more
Sharon and Dick Stilwell during a walk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
Corkscrew’s Stilwells are Audubon Florida’s top volunteers
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Volunteers Sharon and Dick Stilwell have been named Audubon Florida Volunteers of the Year for 2019. The honor was announced October 25 during the annual Audubon Assembly in Gainesville. It’s the second year in a row the honor has gone to a Corkscrew volunteer.
Eastern Corn Snake
Candy Corn is Corkscrew’s ambassador Eastern Corn Snake.
Meet Corkscrew’s ambassador snake on Veteran’s Day
Come meet Candy Corn, Corkscrew’s ambassador Eastern Corn Snake, at a special holiday talk about Florida’s non-venomous snakes. Boardwalk Naturalist Murray Barnhart will discuss the many benefits of snakes. The audience will have a chance to touch Candy Corn and take photographs. The talk starts at noon inside the Discovery Center in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center.
News & Updates
Guided walk on the boardwalk
UPCOMING EVENTS
Ancient Forest Tour
Thursday, November 14

Early Birding Walk
Tuesday, November 19 and December 3
See more about this event

Swamp Meditation
Saturday, December 7
and the first Saturday of every month
See more about this event

Night Walk
Tuesday, December 10
See more about this event
IN THE NEWS
Corkscrew has been featured in a number of news stories recently. Among them:

The October 10 Florida Weekly reported "Corkscrew Swamp unveils 2019-20 Gallery Café Artists Series" – read article

Leslie Burgess was profiled in the October 10 Florida Weekly article "Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards honors outstanding tourism employees" – read article

A photo of a Painted Bunting at Corkscrew was the first bird shown in the Fort Myers News Press photo gallery "Searching for Birds? Here are some of Southwest Florida's prettiest" – read article
Florida Panther
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Enjoy free admission, discounts on most tours, 10 percent discount in the Nature Store, and more, while supporting the conservation mission of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary boardwalk
Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary comprises 13,000 acres of sensitive land owned and protected by the National Audubon Society since 1954. Its renowned 2.25-mile boardwalk winds through the world's largest remaining Bald Cypress forest. Corkscrew is Southwest Florida's premier outdoor environmental learning center, a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, a Society of Wetland Scientists Wetland of Distinction, an Important Birding Area and a gateway to the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.

The Sanctuary is located just northeast of Naples, 15 miles from I-75 off Immokalee Road (Exit 111).
  • 2.25-mile nature boardwalk
  • Old-growth Bald Cypress forest
  • Spectacular nature and wildlife viewing
  • Important Birding Area
  • Complimentary guided boardwalk tours (with admission)
  • Schedule of visitor events
  • Nature Store with fair trade and artisan items
  • Gallery Café
  • Discovery Center with children and family learning opportunities
  • Artist gallery
  • Audubon science and research center on 13,000 acres of pristine Western Everglades
Open daily 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Last admission to the boardwalk is at 4:30 p.m.
Entrance fees cover two consecutive days of admission
$14 per adult
$6 for college students with ID
$4 for children six to 18 years old
$10 for National Audubon Society members who present their ID card
Audubon strives to conserve and restore the habitats we share with all wildlife, focusing on the needs of birds.
Discover Corkscrew
The mission of Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is to protect the natural resources of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, its surrounding watershed and the Western Everglades, and to influence Everglades restoration, for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people through land management, science, education, restoration and public policy advocacy.
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