Corkscrew After Hours - November 2018

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Blue Dasher Dragonfly Photo: Joan Dunn

Corkscrew After Hours - November 2018

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Come join us for our November 2018 After Hours event!  Learn about our local dragonflies and damselflies, listen to live music in the center, and make sure to plan time to enjoy a night stroll through Corkscrew's ancient cypress forest on our boardwalk.

Sunset at 5:36 pm                       

 Moon Phase:   First Quarter

  • Enjoy live music in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center.  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   
  • Shop for unique and beautiful gifts in the Nature Store.
  • Eat, drink and enjoy art exhibits in the Gallery Cafe.
  • Experience the boardwalk in the evening light and participate in educational programs.  See the schedule below.

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Explore the boardwalk on your own under the stars and listen to the many sounds at night. 

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Classroom Presentation: "Flying Jewels"  From Becky Speer from the Naples Preserve.  Dragonflies and damselflies are indeed  Florida’s “flying jewels in the sky.”  Identifying them can be challenging and is often equated to the challenge of identifying warblers. Learn about species found in Soutwest Florida.  The presence of dragonfies and damselflies and their aquatic larvae are an indication of good water quaility.

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Enjoy interpretive learning stations which will be positioned and staffed by our education team  in various places along the short loop of the boardwalk.  Stations will include Aquatic Critters,  and Nocturnal Insects.

6:00 – 8:00 - Enjoy Live Music in the Visitor Center  - Musician to be announced.


Last admission is at 8:00 p.m.  Adult admission is $14 per person. ​ Admission is $10  for Audubon Members and $6 for college students with ID.  Admission is good for 2 consecutive days, so come back and enjoy the boardwalk in the daylight hours on Saturday also.  As always, Friends of Corkscrew Members enjoy free admission. 
*Children are admitted free with their parents to this event! (Parent admission fees vary as outlined above, and their children up to 18 years are free)

*  Please Note:  The moon will be in its first quarter this night.  For most people flashlights are not necessary, if you keep them turned off your eyes will naturally adjust to the darkness.  If you do choose to bring a flashlight please only use a red-light flashlight.  If you do not have a red light flashlight, please ask at our admissions desk when you arrive for some red cellophane and a rubber band to cover up the lens of your white light flashlights.  Otherwise using white light will ruin yours and other visitor's night vision while on the boardwalk. 

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