| Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the News
|Outlet: Florida Unplugged
Headline: The Perils Of Corkscrew Swamp
Excerpt: One of Florida’s most protected pristine swamps is drying up, facing a water supply dilemma. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, northeast of Naples, has seen its water flow sharply diminish as development booms all around it. The swamp sits on 13,000 acres of undisturbed woodlands on the edge of the Big Cypress National Preserve. It contains over 700 acres of virgin Bald Cypress trees, the largest remaining concentration in the world.
Outlet: Naples Daily News
Headline:Summer fun: 10 things to do this summer in Collier County
Excerpt: Where the wild things are: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a walk in nature that's unique. Saunter down the 2.5-mile boardwalk and see, well, what won't you see?
Outlet: Miami Curated Travel
Headline: Things to Do in Naples + Best Restaurants
Excerpt: Journey into the heart of the Everglades ecosystem on Corkscrew’s famous boardwalk – a 2.5-mile adventure through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh, and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America. It is home to hundreds of alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, and red-bellied turtles. A wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, raptors can be seen year-round. Photo opportunities are available at every turn of the boardwalk trail. There’s also an environmental learning center and nature store with locally made and Fair Trade merchandise. — art, books, clothing, jewelry.
Headline: Once Nearly Extinct, The Florida Panther Is Making A Comeback
Excerpt: Kelly and Tampa-based photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. are featured in the April issue of National Geographic magazine. The article provides a glimpse into the life of the Florida panther, whose population once dwindled to below two dozen but has since rebounded to more than 200. A female and three kittens explore Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a reserve of old-growth cypress forest surrounded by encroaching suburbs. Many of these camera trap images took years to capture...
Outlet: Getting On Travel
Headline: BEST OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN NAPLES, ON FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST
Excerpt: After spending a glorious month in winter as a snowbird in Naples, Florida, it’s easy to see why this Gulf Coast city in the Sunshine State ranks among the top four in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020-2021 list of “Best Places to Retire in the U.S.” Nature and bird lovers will enjoy a visit to Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Western Everglades. It’s popular with nature photographers as well. I spent a morning there as a guest of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau.