Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Barred Owl.
Guided Walks Resume
Guided walks on the boardwalk are some of the best ways to learn about and experience the Western Everglades. Our Early Birding Walks, Sunset Strolls, and Night Walks engage up to ten participants. Advance registration is required.Read more.
Barred Owl. Photo: Arnold Collens
A view of a wetland
Managing Wetlands in Summer Rainy Season
Water is the lifeblood of the Sanctuary and the conduit through which many invasive species travel. Several of the most aggressive invasive plants at the Sanctuary rely on water for seed dispersal. Water can also pose a challenge to land managers, and swamp buggies and airboats act as crucial tools in this fight.
Sanctuary staff use airboats and swamp buggies to do their work.
super ghost orchid as photographed and in portrait
Support Our Mission: "Super" Ghost Orchid Merchandise is Available!
The "Super" ghost orchid continues to wow us with its beauty. For how much longer will it bloom? It is anyone's guess. But, it is possible to enjoy year-round through print and merchandise purchases through our Nature Store. RJ Wiley's official 2021 “Super” ghost orchid portrait is now available! Visit or call the store: 239-348-1894. All purchases support our mission.
Left: the "Super" ghost orchid as photographed Aug. 19. Right: the official 2021 bloom season portrait. Imagery by RJ Wiley.
Volunteer naturalist on the boardwalk.
Members' Day Fun
On Saturday, July 24, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosted the first of four annual, members-only engagement events -- an early bird walk. The event centered around the theme of creating bird-friendly communities by planting native species that attract pollinators and birds. Public Programs Director Sally Stein, a Florida Master Naturalist instructor, kicked off the morning with updates from the Sanctuary… 
Our volunteer naturalists were at the ready.
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Rd., Naples, FL 34120 USA
(239) 348-9151 |

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