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Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Blair Visitor Center Update
Photo of a holiday ornament with a Northern Cardinal.
Happy Holidays!
Did you know? We’re open 365 days a year, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Start a new family tradition by enjoying nature as part of your holiday plans.

We’re excited to announce that from December 16 through April 30, the Blair Visitor Center and boardwalk will stay open until 5 p.m. The last admission will be at 3 p.m. As always, online reservations are recommended. Click here for online tickets.

The Cypress Café is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the end of April. Visitors will enjoy the aroma of freshly baked cookies while shopping or relaxing in the Center. Click here for the menu!

Make the Nature Store at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary your holiday gift destination! We have a wide range of nature-inspired merchandise, from unique ornaments to one-of-a-kind jewelry. The store is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and stays open until 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 through April 30. If you are not in the area this month, please visit our online store. Orders go out within two days with your custom holiday greeting.
Find the perfect holiday gift for the bird enthusiast in your life!
Promo graphic for Story Time and Book Signing event
Black Friday Story Time and Book Signing
Join us on Black Friday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for story time and a book signing with local author Anya Beltsina. Anya’s book, Smiley, Happy, Planet Earth, is an educational book that teaches children the basics about the solar system with a focus on our planet. It introduces fundamental facts about planet Earth, its seasons, and their differences, inspiring children to further explore the subject. Copies of Smiley, Happy, Planet Earth, as well as Anya’s other book, Water and a Tree, Busy as Can Be, are available for purchase at the Nature Store.

Story time is included with regular admission and takes place at noon.
Meet local author Anya Beltsina on Black Friday!
Photo of a female volunteer naturalist wearing a uniform on the boardwalk
FREE Guided Tours on Sundays, Included with Admission
Free guided boardwalk tours, included with regular admission, are now offered every Sunday from December through March at the following times: 10 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.

Tours last between 45 minutes to 1 hour and are led by Volunteer Boardwalk Naturalists. Space is limited – participants must be physically present to sign up for tours.
Volunteer boardwalk naturalists will lead tours on Sundays. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon
Aerial view of the boardwalk.
Corkscrew Member Lecture Series
Back by popular demand, our member lecture series continues the first Friday of each month beginning December 2023 through March 2024. These free, hourlong presentations are offered at 11 a.m. and cover a variety of conservation topics including landscaping for birds, new discoveries from trail cameras, and more!

Join us on December 1 for our first lecture of the season, Land Stewardship: Beyond the Boardwalk. Reserve your spot today.
Aerial view of the boardwalk. Photo: Jacob Zetzer/Audubon Florida
Events and Other News
Photo of a flock of birds in flight.
We're Hiring: Join Our Flock!
Have you ever considered how nice it would be to work at the Sanctuary? We have part- and full-time positions available:
  • The Seasonal Outdoor Educator will support nature interpretation programs onsite for Sanctuary visitors of all ages.
  • The Education Manager is responsible for all aspects of planning, developing, delivering, and managing all environmental education activities, programs, events, and promotion at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
 Review opportunities and submit your application.
White Ibises. Photo: Edward Munoz/Audubon Photography Awards
A yellow bird in a tree.
Upcoming Events
Check out these upcoming tours and events!

Story Time and Book Signing | Nov. 24
Family Sunset Stroll | Nov. 28
Forest Bathing Meditation | Dec. 1
Member Lecture: Land Stewardship | Dec. 1
Beginner Swamp Walk | Dec. 2
Corkscrew Night Tour | Dec. 4
Early Birding Tour | Dec. 5
Pine Flatwoods Tour | Dec. 8
Sunset Stroll | Dec. 11
Early Birding Tour | Dec. 12
Audubon Christmas Bird Count | Dec. 16
Family Sunset Stroll | Dec. 18
Early Birding Tour | Dec. 19
Ancient Forest Tour | Dec. 20

We’re open 365 days a year, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  View our Calendar of Events.
Prothonotary Warbler. Photo: Donald Sawin
Donations and memberships provide crucial support for conservation work at the Sanctuary. The Blair Audubon Center and boardwalk are open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  with the last admission at 1 p.m. December 16 through April 30, the Blair Visitor Center and boardwalk will stay open until 5 p.m. The last admission will be at 3 p.m. Online tickets are recommended at
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Rd., Naples, FL 34120 USA
(239) 348-9151 |

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