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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
 
What Makes Corkscrew Swamp Special? Marker image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, February 10, 2010
What Makes Corkscrew Swamp Special? Marker
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1Florida (Collier County), Naples — What Makes Corkscrew Swamp Special?National Natural Landmark
Bald cypress, the swamp and wood storks make this National Audubon Society sanctuary unique. The source of storks Wood storks come to Corkscrew Swamp during the dry months of winter and early spring. Here, in greater numbers than anywhere . . . Map (db m164800) HM
2Florida (Collier County), Naples — The Start of a Sanctuary
”We have to save the swamp a hundred times but we only get to lose it once.” In the 1930’s lumbermen began logging bald cypress trees because the trunks were knot-free and the wood was highly resistant to rot. Lumber . . . Map (db m164799) HM
3Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 3 — "Leopold"Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Aldo Leopold is considered the father of the modern conservation ethic. He lamented the toll wrought on the landscape in the name of material progress, and the ever widening disconnect between society and land. Where John Muir was inspired by . . . Map (db m164909) HM
4Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 4 — "Roosevelt"Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States (1901-1909) is known as the "conservationist president" for creating the Division of Forestry and protecting 230 million acres of federal land. He was a member of Florida Audubon during . . . Map (db m164912) HM
5Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 6 — "Guy Bradley"Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Guy Bradley is one of the heroes of Audubon and one of the most colorful characters of its history. He was the first warden to be deputized by Audubon, a strange fact due to his passion for hunting birds for their valuable, fashionable plumes. When . . . Map (db m164913) HM
6Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 7 — "Rhett Green"Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
The Rhett Green tree is an iconic, massive individual, rugged like its namesake. It has withstood the test of time. In 1912, Rhett Green was hired as an Audubon warden to protect plume bearing birds such as egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills . . . Map (db m164914) HM
7Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 8 — "Asteenahoofa"Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
In the early 1800s, the Seminole tribe sought and found refuge deep in the bald cypress forests of Southwest Florida during the Seminole Wars. This tree bears the Seminole name for big cypress, Asteenahoofa. It is straight, solid and free of . . . Map (db m164916) HM
8Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 10 — "Dutcher"Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
William Dutcher was the first president of the National Association of Audubon Societies, appointed in 1905. He helped shape the organization and worked tirelessly for bird protection. He was instrumental in establishing the Audubon warden program . . . Map (db m164918) HM
9Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 12 — "Baker-Curry"Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
The Baker-Curry tree is named for two individuals whose unlikely partnership saved Corkscrew and established it as an Audubon Sanctuary. It started with passionate citizens who came together to stop the logging of the last remaining old-growth bald . . . Map (db m164919) HM
 
Apr. 21, 2021