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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary


Officially established in the 1950s by the Audubon Society, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is one of the most unique, arguably the most unique place related to the Audubon Society in the United States. What makes it unique is the fact that it is the only privately owned park that belongs to the Audubon Society, and that its property contains one of the few remaining, in-tact pine forests in the Southeastern United States.

Starting on October 21, 2015, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary will offer complimentary tours of their “ancient forest,” so that you can learn more about the varieties of pine trees that existed before Europeans arrived, and began harvesting these trees for their uses.

However, there is more to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary than ancient forests and being a unique member of the Audubon Society’s efforts of environmental conservation that make it a special place for you to visit. It is also a major migration stop for birds and butterflies from all over the world during the fall and winter months.

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