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Explore Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's Pine Flatwoods

A special guided walk that will bring you off of the boardwalk to learn about and see our pine flatwoods - up close!
Pine flatwoods at sunrise. Photo: Sally Stein.
Pine flatwoods at sunrise. Photo: Sally Stein.
Programs

Explore Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's Pine Flatwoods

A special guided walk that will bring you off of the boardwalk to learn about and see our pine flatwoods - up close!

Join us on this special guided walk to explore the Pine Flatwoods habitat at the Sanctuary!  Learn about the plants and wildlife found in this beautiful landscape and the natural processes that are necessary to maintain this sometimes underappreciated habitat.  Special emphasis will be on the value of protecting this dry- to short-hydroperiod habitat and associated plants for wildlife and people.  We will be walking about 1 to 1.5 miles off of the boardwalk, mostly on a trail, but on some uneven ground, so bring sturdy walking shoes that you do not mind potentially getting a little dirty,  The areas we will be walking in at most times of the year should be dry (no standing water).  Long pants are also recommended for this walk.  We will be in an open sunny area, so bring water and sun protection such as a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen.  People will also want to bring binoculars and maybe a camera. 

All participants must sign a liability waiver and must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this activity.

Time:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
We are offering this tour on the following dates:  March 31 and April 14, 2022

Cost: 

Participant Limit:  10
Restrictions: Participants must be 12 years or older.

Register Here

Please plan to arrive at the Sanctuary at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.  Tours meet at the Corkscrew's Blair Audubon Center. Check-in for your tour at our admissions desk.  After check-in, please meet your guide on the back deck of the Blair Audubon Center, behind the admissions desk.

What to Wear: 

  • Long pants
  • Sturdy walking shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty or sandy
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Sun Protection
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

If anyone needs one, we can provide a walking stick to help you keep your balance.​

  • This program is for individuals age 16 years or older.  Please ensure you arrive on time, as walks start promptly at the scheduled hour.  Refunds will not be offered for participant late arrivals.

  • Cancellations by participants must be made at least 2 days prior to the program date to receive a refund.  Audubon also reserves the right to cancel programs at any time and full refunds will be issued in such instances. 
  • Cancelations due to weather or other emergencies will be made at least two hours prior to the program start and registered participants will be contacted by e-mail or telephone, or updates will be made on the website for visitor programs.

For more information, email corkscrewtours@audubon.org

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