The "Super" Ghost Orchid is Blooming!

The orchid's first bloom of the season was observed on July 2.

Ghost orchid bloom and buds on July 4, 2021. Photo: RJ Wiley

Experience the Western Everglades

ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Click here for tickets. 

Educational programs are now being offered! Find more info here.

A visit to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a journey into the heart of the Everglades ecosystem. Discover the rugged beauty of this famed natural area on Corkscrew's famous boardwalk - a 2.25-mile adventure through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh, and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America. 

Located about 30 minutes east of Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to hundreds of alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, and red-bellied turtles. A wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, and raptors can be seen throughout the year, while the fabulous Painted Bunting is one of many winter visitors. Photo opportunities are available at every turn of the boardwalk trail.

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Support the Sanctuary

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Nature Store
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Nature Store

The Nature Store is open during regular business hours.

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About Corkscrew's Boardwalk
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About Corkscrew's Boardwalk

Visitors to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary find a gentle, pristine wilderness.

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Corkscrew's Ghost Orchid
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Corkscrew's Ghost Orchid

The "Super" Ghost Orchid was in bloom for 101 (73 consecutive) days in 2020, from July 7 through October 17.

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Birds of Corkscrew Swamp
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Birds of Corkscrew

Learn about the birds that nest and forage at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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