Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Naples, FL

          A 2.25 mile boardwalk meanders through pine flatwoods, open prairie, and finally into the largest forest of ancient bald cypress in North America.  These impressive trees, relatives of the redwood tower 130 feet in the sky and have a girth of 25 feet.  Corkscrew's water is actually a slow moving river that flows to the southwest toward the Gulf of Mexico.  Plants and trees help filter the water, keeping it sweet and clear.  The forest is also home to hundreds of alligators, otters, Florida black bear, white-tailed deer and red-bellied turtles.

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Visitors Center Entrance

Hurricane Wilma damage at start of the 2.5 mile boardwalk

More Hurricane Wilma damage

Cypress Trees in swamp area

More cypress trees

Swamp view

Boardwalk through swamp area

Air Plant information

View of boardwalk through swamp area

Deer behind brush

Deer in sawgrass

Birds in sawgrass area

Black Snake

Ibis feeding in swamp

Swamp view

White Heron in swamp pool

View 2 of White Heron in swamp pool

Swamp view

Swamp view

Crane looking for lunch


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Winter 2005 - 2006