Sunday, June 1, 2008

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - Naples, Florida

Today's weather in Naples, FL is partly sunny with Thunderstorms
High 91
Low  74

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary • 375 Sanctuary Road West • Naples, Fl 34120
239/348-9151

Admission
Adults $10  •  Students $6  •  Child 6-18 years $4

If you love nature then this is a must see for you and the whole family.  The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a wildlife smorgasbord, on any given day you may stumble upon a great blue Heron catching minnows in the shallow water while a huge alligator is right beside him basking in the warm florida sun or maybe you will hear the singing of the bull frogs with their deep voices echoing through the swamps cypress tress while you watch a humming bird flutter from flower to flower extracting the nectar from each one.  Anything in nature is possible when you visit the Sanctuary.

This is 2.25 mile long boardwalk which winds through a true cypress forest, that will take you back in time to the "Old Florida".  This happens to be the largest virgin bald cypress forest in North America, if that isn't reason enough to come and visit then I do not know what is.  When you leave the sanctuary you will have already planned your next visit by the time you make it back to Tamiami Trail (Highway 41)

Posted by Dining On The Bay

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