Programs

Summer Night Walks at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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

This summer we will be offering two 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.  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 also about the nocturnal biodiversity of the swamp.

Your Naturalist will meet you in our parking lot fifteen minutes prior to the departure time.  We will be walking the entire boardwalk (2 miles in length) while enjoying the sunset and the night sky.  The dates for these walks are either after a full moon or before a new moon to help ensure a dark sky that optimizes star gazing.  But even if the clouds obsure the night sky, the sounds of the swamp will make this an evening you won't soon forget.  

*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.

Dates and times:

  • July 2, 2018     7:30p, to 10:00 pm (meet in parking lot at 7:15pm)   Sunset is at 8:23 pm 
  • July 12, 2018   8:00pm to 10:30 pm (meet in parking lot at 8:00pm)  Sunset is at 8:22 pm 

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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