Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Blair Visitor Center Update
Photo of the boardwalk with adjacent sunflowers.
NEW Hours, Tours, and More in Store for Season
Whatever the season, there’s no shortage of fun at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. New this fall are BYO Bicycle Backcountry Bike Tours, taking you through a variety of habitats in the backcountry on an eight-mile trek, as well as Beginner Swamp Walks, where you’ll see parts of the swamp typically hidden from the public as you wade through knee-deep water.

From December 16 to April 30, the Blair Visitor Center and boardwalk will stay open until 5 p.m., with the last admission at 3 p.m. Also beginning in December, the Cypress Café will be open with limited hours Wednesdays through Sundays until the end of April. Visitors will enjoy the aroma of freshly baked cookies while shopping or relaxing in the Center. Get admission tickets

With our new extended hours, there’s never been a better time to become a Corkscrew Member and take advantage of member-exclusive benefits! 
Southeastern sunflowers along the boardwalk. Photo: Donald Sawin
Split photo showing the venue space and a bride on the back patio.
Venue Open House
We hosted our inaugural Venue Open House on Thursday, October 5, and it was a success! Many thanks to the eight local sponsors that transformed the Blair Visitor Center lobby, café, and back patio into an events destination:  
  • Kaitlyn Bennett - The Lettering Bar  
  • Darlene Ramos - Lovely Grazing Boards 
  • Meg Paxton - Laura Jacobs Bridal 
  • Katie Antiporda - Over the Top linens 
  • Jim Jett Photo - Photographer 
  • Susan - Platinum Weddings Florist 
  • Opulent Lighting - Design Lighting & Drapery 
  • Nikola Vukovic - Guitarist 
We are ready to host your next special occasion, whether a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or celebration of life. We can accommodate a small outdoor ceremony or a large function with more than 100 guests.  
In conjunction with launching this new program, we are offering an introductory discount for any event booked in the month of October. This incredible, 50% off special will apply to any function through 2024! Take advantage of this deep discount when you plan ahead. Contact us for a tour of the spaces.  
Wedding venue photos by Jim Jett Photography.
Photo of merchandise in the nature store including an owl, bat house, and decorations.
Corkscrew Nature Store Has Fall Favorites for Everyone
There’s finally a chill in the air to further enjoy the boardwalk and new merchandise in the Nature Store. Try on a nature-inspired scarf, wear bat earrings, add a spider magnet to your fridge, or hang a bat ornament on your rear-view mirror. Celebrate October! 

If you are unable to visit us prior to the holidays, check out our online store! We have plenty of unique gifts for the nature lovers in your life.
Fall-themed merchandise at the Nature Store.
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 Membership Sales Assistant will serve as the key contact for Sanctuary visitors and members to drive membership sales and build relationships in the community.
  • The Visitor Center Assistant will support Blair Visitor Center operations and guest services at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary including admissions, Nature Store and Cypress Café sales, and more.
  • The Café Cook and Attendant will combine basic food service with customer service.
  • The Seasonal Outdoor Educator will support nature interpretation programs onsite for Sanctuary visitors of all ages.
 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!

Early Birding Tour | Oct. 24
Family Night Tour | Oct. 25
Early Birding Tour | Oct. 31
Forest Bathing Meditation | Nov. 3
BYO Bike Backcountry Tour | Nov. 7
Corkscrew Night Tour | Nov. 13
Early Birding Tour | Nov. 14
Pine Flatwoods Tour | Nov. 16
Beginner Swamp Walk | Nov. 18
Family Night Tour | Nov. 20
Early Birding Tour | Nov. 21
Family Sunset Stroll | Nov. 28
Forest Bathing Meditation | Dec. 1
Beginner Swamp Walk | Dec. 2

  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. Online tickets are recommended at
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Rd., Naples, FL 34120 USA
(239) 348-9151 |

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