Tag Archives: swamp

birds in flight

Wood storks, White ibis, and Roseate spoonbills on the wing above a wet marsh in the Corkscrew backcountry.

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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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Scarlet hibiscus

Scarlet hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) grows in wet soil to 6-8 feet in height. Deep glossy-red flowers can be eight to twelve inches across. A beautiful accent among all the lush green of Florida’s wetlands.

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Red-shouldered hawk

I think Red-shouldered hawks have lost their fear of me here at Corkscrew, waiting patiently for my walking to disturb some lizard, or frog, or snake, at which they will swoop past to snatch in an instant. They watch with … 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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Florida Black Bear

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Bear on a trail trips a camera trap in Corkscrew backcountry. 13,000 acres of swamp and pine flatwoods with few human visitors has created ideal habitat for the Florida Black bear.

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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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Limpkin

A Limpkin on a limb, fluffed up to dry those beautiful, oversized feathers.

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