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Fisheating Creek, Florida

A pair of sunning alligators wake from their slumber as we paddle by. For every alligator seen, many more remain submerged as we meander down the creek. Flash floods and constant stream currents have eroded the banks of Fisheating Creek, … Continue reading

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cypress strand

Panther Walk Preserve, in Collier County, Florida, is part of Collier Conservation Lands, a public program that buys natural lands to protect water quality, water resources, flood protection, and wildlife habitat.  

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Corkscrew boardwalk

Clearing fog reveals a quiet morning along the boardwalk.

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fog on the boardwalk

Early morning along the boardwalk, birdsong in the canopy, leaves catching the fog, creating little rainfalls that patter down to cool a waking swamp.

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Fakahatchee Strand State Park

Walking in the swamp for a close look at orchids, bromeliads, ferns and other beautiful botanicals with Park Biologist Mike, Friends of Fakahatchee Andrew and Corkscrew Director Lisa.

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The cypress and the strangler fig.

A green tapestry of vegetation, softened in the falling rain, along the boardwalk of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Strangler figs embrace an old-growth cypress resting on a bed of ferns.

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swamp walk

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. A swamp adventure through the beautiful orchid-enhanced environment of a cypress swamp, then across Hidden Lake, always on the lookout for reptiles, amphibians, and birds.

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rain in the swamp

Walking Corkscrew Sanctuary boardwalk under rainfall is an under-appreciated experience. Being prepared is key. Umbrella, wellies, a towel for camera protection. The subdued palette of colors, intoxicating scent of fresh vegetation and patter of rain through the leaves soothes a … Continue reading

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Sunday morning walk

Lisa walks through a swamp garden. Cypress, Sabal palm, air plants, and Alligator flag; a few plants lining this flooded track in the backcountry of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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Deer in the cypress

A deer passing through a cypress island in the backcountry of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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