Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

The Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is about 30 miles east of Naples, and is an incredibly accessible way to view the Everglades ecosystem.  The 2.5 mile walk along elevated boardwalks takes you through “pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh, and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America”.  There is an abundance of wildlife to observe, and plenty of spots along … Continue reading Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Naples Botanical Garden

The Naples Botanical Garden is a wonderful blend of both wild and trained.  Walking through the 170 acres of both small gardens and sweeping views, it’s hard to believe that just ten years ago, this garden did not exist. After more than a decade of planning, construction began in 2008 as the lakes were dug and the land was sculpted into shapes that would give … Continue reading Naples Botanical Garden