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December 23, 2014 / griffithchris

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Naples Florida

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Naples

A mere fifteen miles from I-75 exit 111 is one of the greatest nature preserves in Florida; the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The forest at Corkscrew is the largest remaining old growth Bald Cypress forests in North America. You might have quickly read over that without really appreciating what that means especially Southwest Florida. The forest at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a special place and so very rare that it represents less than 2% of the cypress forest that was once known. The preservation of this stand of five-hundred year old trees has conserved quite a special area for naturists, both novice and experienced, to see a sliver of what old Florida was before the logging companies tore through in the 1940-50’s.  Continue Reading:  Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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