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Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

After Hours

Friday, March 10, 5:30 p.m.

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The March 10 After Hours is the last of the season! Don’t miss Corkscrew’s special event, when we keep the Sanctuary open until 9 p.m. Self-guided boardwalk tours under the night sky, interpretive stations along the boardwalk, educational presentation, live music, art displays and more all create a festive ambiance. There is no charge for After Hours beyond the price of admission.


Kids 6 to 18 are FREE during After Hours!!


After Hours By-the-Hour

5:30-9 p.m.

Stroll the boardwalk under the stars on a self-guided walk and listen to the music of the night sounds of critters and rustling foliage.

Enjoy art work, live music, and refreshments in our Gallery Cafe. Shop for unique and beautiful gifts in the Nature Store.

6-7 p.m.

Classroom Presentation: “Frogs and Toads of Collier County.”  Learn about the frog and toad species found in Collier County. Becky Speer of the Naples Preserve will discuss the native and non native species and will have examples of their distinctive calls – a great primer or refresher before the rainy, frog-breeding season!

6-8 p.m.

Interpretive learning stations at the Center and on the boardwalk. Learn about alligators, amphibians, lizards, and snakes. Experience the fun of aquatic dip netting, and learn how nocturnal animals and humans adapt to seeing at night.

6-8 p.m.

Live music by Tad & the Tadpoles.

6:30 p.m.

Sunset. After Hours is two days before the full moon, so the boardwalk will glow with moonlight and light your path.

8 p.m.

Last boardwalk admission.

Photo: Sally Stein

saveSave the Dates

Early Bird Walks

Tuesday, March 14 & Tuesday, March 21

8-11 a.m.

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Ancient Forest Tour

Wednesday, March 22

9 a.m.-12 Noon

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Swamp Walk

Photo: Lance Shearer 

Saturday, March 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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According to Lance Shearer, reporter at the Naples Daily News, Corkscrew is “a trip that should be on the bucket list of everyone in Southwest Florida.” Read his article here. It paints a picture of his day at the Sanctuary as he explored the swamp in one of our popular Swamp Walks. You’ll hear the song of the swamp and feel the muddy ground beneath your feet through his descriptive writing.

Don’t Miss … 

The Last After Hours Of the Season!

Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

feedingFeeding Frenzy!

 Low water levels drum up wildlife activity at Corkscrew’s Lettuce Lake.

A flurry of wildlife activity is a sign of dry conditions and an opportunity for spectacular nature viewing of wildlife – in the wild – at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. When water levels are low, Corkscrew’s lakes shrink and turn into virtual salad bowls thronged with fish. Young wildlife congregates in the lakes and ancient bald cypress trees, learning to catch and feed while their parents watch over them.

Visitors can stroll Corkscrew’s boardwalk and view the spectacle now. Wood storks can be seen foraging for their nesting chicks. Pure white baby anhinga’s, resembling swans, are getting ready to launch. Other young waders are learning to fly and feed themselves: herons, egrets, and swallow-tail kites. Wild alligators take center stage as they laze in the sun. The scene is one that resembles a wildlife theater.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!




My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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