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Corkscrew boardwalk

Clearing fog reveals a quiet morning along the boardwalk.

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Dahoon holly

Crimson-red berries nestled among waxy green leaves sparkle on a Dahoon holly, growing plentiful among the ferns and cypresses of Corkscrew swamp.

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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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Pine flatwoods in SW Florida

Not all of Corkscrew is a swamp. Pine flatwoods in Corkscrew Sanctuary consist of palmettos, palms and pines. The habitat supports deer, bear, hogs, bobcats and panthers. Periodic fires keep this habitat healthy, burning excess underbrush and returning nutrients to … Continue reading

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Pileated woodpecker

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. A Pileated woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, on full alert along the Corkscrew boardwalk.

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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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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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