Programs

Summer Night Walk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Experience the music of the swamp after-dark on one of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's most memorable experiences.

Experience the music of the swamp after-dark on one of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's most memorable experiences.  Enjoy a night in the swamp on this Audubon Naturalist guided walk which brings you into the swamp when the nocturnal animals are out and vocal.  You never know what you will hear or see on a visit to Corkscrew Sanctuary but a summer night should bring the sounds of calling frogs and insects, possibly owls and alligators and most likely a surprise or two!  You will learn about the nocturnal biodiversity of the swamp.

Your Naturalist will meet you in our parking lot at 7:45 p.m.   We will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be walking the whole boardwalk ( 2 miles in length).  We will be out there for sunset and into the night.  The date for this walk is two days after a full moon, so if the sky is clear we should have a good view of the stars and then should see the moon starting to rise through the cypress forest toward the end of our walk. 

*Participants should not bring white-light flashlights, as those ruin everyone's night vision.  We will have red-light flashlights that we will bring along in case we want to use them.

Sunset that night is at 8:23 p.m. 

The moon will begin to rise at 10:16 p.m.

Timeframe:  The Summer Night Walk is on Tuesday, July 11, 2017  from 8:00 p.m.  to 10:45 p.m.

Registration Limit:   10 participants.    

Participants must be age 12 or older.  Children aged 12 or older are welcome on this walk, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost:
$40 per person   for Adult Non-Members.

$35 per person   for Adult National Audubon Society members.

$25 per person for Adult Friends of Corkscrew members. Click for information on joining Friends of Corkscrew.

$20 per person for Child ages 12 - 18

For more information, email corkscrewtours@audubon.org   or call  239-348-9151

Registration & Payment:

Register via Eventbrite.​

All sales are final. No refunds or changes allowed.

Please meet and check in with your guide in the Corkscrew Parking Lot (in front of our Library/Education Office (to the left of the visitor center) at least 10 minutes before the start of the program.

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