Adventures in Natureland: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

A couple of weekends ago I was sent to Naples (aka, Beverly Hills), Florida for a work-related board meeting and fundraiser. It was a little chilly (by Floridian standards), but the consignment shopping was good, the party was a success and the highlight was a private (for TILT staff and board) guided tour of the Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary:

Forgive the blurriness of some of the photos…I had woken up at 3:30pm that morning to catch an early flight and was operating on zero caffeine.ww.f The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary was wonderful – the staff and docents were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and the dinner (and conversation) we shared with them in the visitor’s center after-hours was delicious! Our short tour of the sanctuary was only a small section of this enormous preserve – I highly recommend anyone visiting Naples to check it out (along with all the other preserves, zoos, botanic gardens and hikes in the area…hopefully I’ll have more free time next year!).

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8 responses to “Adventures in Natureland: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

  1. Lots of lurking gators! But beautiful. I’d love to get to that area someday soon. Great photography!

    • Well it doesn’t take very long to drive to the west coast…maybe you should extend your Florida stay at the end of the month to go check out Naples! I stayed at the Lemon Tree Inn, which was a little kitschy motel in downtown and couldn’t have been very expensive. And I’m sure I could hook you up with some TILT trustees still down there…

  2. Amazing that some of the scenes remind me of place I have been in Far North Queensland, Australia. A beautiful collection of images, thank you.

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