| Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the News|
| Outlet: The Nature Conservancy Magazine|
Headline: Secret Garden: Unearthing the mysteries of orchids
Excerpt: In 2018, conservation scientist Peter Houlihan and photographer Mac Stone set out to get proof of how the ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii), one of the most well-known but inscrutable flowers on Earth, reproduces.That October, Stone found himself strapped to a cypress tree, 50 feet in the air, checking a remote camera trained on the largest known ghost orchid, the “super ghost.” It’s located in the National Audubon Society’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the Florida Everglades.
Outlet: Naples Daily News
Headline: Heavy rains expected in Southwest Florida as Tropical Depression Eta moves north Excerpt: More inland, at the 13,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, rainfall was higher than average in October. The sanctuary's research director, Shawn Clem, said the potential rainfall forecasts from Eta could exceed the average monthly totals historically seen during November. "Thing about this storm now is that it looks like 3 inches, which is 80% higher than the whole month's average," Clem said.
Outlet: Naples Florida Weekly
Headline: Florida panther mount donated to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Excerpt: Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary protects 13,000 acres of cypress forest, wet prairie, and pine flatwoods: important habitats for the endangered Florida panther. Now, the donation of a taxidermied panther will help educators at the Sanctuary better tell the story about the work being done to keep these majestic animals roaming freely in our state.
Headline: As a blind bird photographer, each shot I take is a revelation
Excerpt: I was born with a congenital condition called Septo-Optic Dysplasia, and as a result, I’m almost totally blind in my left eye and legally blind in my right. I spent the better part of the last decade honing my skills as a dog portrait photographer, but a 2016 visit to Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida, reignited a passion for connecting with the natural world. That trip to Corkscrew gifted me with up-close encounters with wild birds, unlike anything I had experienced.
Outlet: Southwest Florida Spotlight
Headline: Corkscrew SIGHTINGS: Yellow-crowned night heron has a vicious bill
Excerpt: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to a variety of wading birds, including the yellow-crowned night heron (Nyctanassa violacea). Birders and wildlife enthusiasts can identify this species by their stocky bodies, short, thick necks, and short legs. Yellow-crowned night herons breed and nest at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
Outlet: Naples Daily News
Headline: These 5 nature escapes in Naples will have non-residents ready to move
Excerpt: Spending time in nature doesn’t have to be restricted to vacations, though. If you live in a city like Naples, Florida all you have to do to enter nature’s playground is walk out your front door. Venture into an otherworldly ecosystem at the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in the Western Everglades. A 2.5-mile boardwalk winds through a landscape of wet prairie, marsh, pine flatlands and North America’s largest old growth Bald Cypress forest. A feast for your eyes, this easy walk will have you taking out your camera at every turn — and sharing #fun on social media.
Outlet: Grandeur Magazine
Headline: Getting His Feet Wet
Excerpt: “Tom Maish is completely dedicated to Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. As a volunteer, I can count on him to do whatever work needs to be done,” says sanctuary director Lisa Korte. “He has been instrumental on repairs for the boardwalk following Hurricane Irma. He is equally comfortable researching materials for repairs as he is doing the actual repairs. As a member of the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Sustainability Board, I can count on Tom for sound and reliable advice in the best interest of the Sanctuary.”
Outlet: WGCU News
Headline: Environmental Roundup
Excerpt: As our region cleans up after Eta, it may (or may not) be helpful to learn that yes, hurricanes are staying strong, even over land, thanks to climate change. If you’re looking for some socially distanced activities, Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is now open, with timed ticketing.
Outlet: Naples Florida Weekly
Headline: Take a Hike 2
Excerpt: But there’s another Sunshine State out there, an active place away from the beaches and fairways and mammoth sports stadiums. It’s a Florida of trails and woods and fields and, in some places, small hills (we don’t have any big hills, anywhere). From the Florida Hikes website: “Florida’s best and most extensive boardwalk hike tunnels deep into Corkscrew Strand, weaving between old-growth cypress trees under a majestic canopy of swamp forest.” The National Audubon Society has managed the 315-square-mile swamp since 1912. About 15 miles east of North Naples, it’s part of the Atlantic Flyway for bird migration and is considered a gateway site for the Florida Birding Trail.
Outlet: SW Florida Spotlight
Headline: Corkscrew SIGHTINGS: Crane numbers swell as migrants join Florida’s resident population
Excerpt: During late fall and winter in Florida, you may notice an increase in the loud, rolling, trumpeting calls of sandhill cranes (Grus Canadensis). Their unique sounds are made possible as a result of their long windpipes that coil into the breastbone; this anatomical feature allows for the development of a lower pitch and harmonics which in turn add to their rich calls.