Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
E-newsletter | March 6, 2020
A young Florida panther. Photo by Joan Dunn.
The Experience of a Lifetime for One Lucky Volunteer
Just last week, one of our long-time volunteers got the treat of a lifetime when she spotted two juvenile Florida Panthers! The second one is just beyond the left side of the image frame.   
a researcher working in a wetland
A researcher wades into a wetland overtaken by Water Hyacinth.
Partnering to Protect Wetland Habitat
Water Hyacinth, a flowering, aquatic plant native to South America, has been overtaking lakes, canals, and other freshwater bodies across the southern U.S. since it was first introduced as an ornamental more than a century ago. In 2015, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s land management and research staff helped launch a project with scientists from the USDA Agriculture Research Services and the University of Florida to learn more about Water Hyacinth control. Following work that was done in a greenhouse facility, the large-scale field trial at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is proving that the combined effects of herbicide and biocontrol on Water Hyacinth is a model for collaborative efforts. Please help us spread the word about the importance of managing invasive species like Water Hyacinth. 
Gift card
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Gift Card
Get Your Gift Cards Here!
Give the gift of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary! Give free admission to visiting friends. Send your loved one to Swamp Meditation. Invite the nature enthusiast in your life to choose from a variety of nature-themed gifts, jewelry, art, field guides – whatever floats their boat. If we sell it, they can get it with this great Gift Card that is available in any denomination. The Nature Store is open every day of the year. Store hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
News & Updates
Upcoming Events
Friday, March 6
After Hours

Saturday, March 7
Corkscrew Swamp Meditation

Tuesday, March 10
Early Bird Walk – SOLD OUT

Friday, March 13
Poisons & Potions Guided Walk

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Early Bird Walk – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Early Bird Walk – ONLY 3 SPOTS REMAIN
In the News
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary staffers were interviewed about Wood Storks on WINK News, the local CBS station.

Sarasota Magazine included Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary as one of four Must-see Everglades Destinations! included Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary as one of 6 South Florida Hikes for Your Friend Who Hates Hiking
Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary comprises 13,000 acres of sensitive land owned and protected by the National Audubon Society since 1954. Its renowned 2.25-mile boardwalk winds through the world's largest remaining bald cypress forest. Up until the early 1900's few people outside of southern Florida had ever heard of Corkscrew. Learn more about the history of Corkscrew.
The mission of Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is to protect the natural resources of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, its surrounding watershed, and the Western Everglades, and to influence Everglades restoration, for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people through land management, science, education, restoration, and public policy advocacy.
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Rd., Naples, FL 34120 USA
(239) 348-9151

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