WE ARE NOW OFFERING SUMMER SWAMP WALKS!! Our spring tours offer a visually transformed wetland wilderness. Endangered Cardinal airplants bloom with vibrant yellow, reds, and splashes of purple. Blue Flag Iris are spotted by the vigilant observer. Wild animal tracks remind us that we share this mysterious world with predators large and small. Encounters with red-shouldered hawks, barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, alligators and water reptiles are always a possibility, and definitely a bonus. Summer will bring to us the much awaited showers, filling our prairie wetlands and cypress swamps providing wonderful vistas for you to enjoy on your private tour. Wet or dry, Summer or spring…. your 1.5 hour excursion with our knowledgeable naturalists will expose you to the many wonders of the Big Cypress National Preserve, and will present unique opportunities! This is a leisurely eco-tour and will be tailored to match your interests and physical ability. Due to variable swamp conditions brought on by our dry down period occuring in Spring, please call our gallery at 239-695-2428 to book your tour April through September. OCTOBER THROUGH MARCHFor reservations within 48 hours please call us 239-695-2428 What to wear: long pants, a long sleeved shirt, a jacket if you are cold natured, old tennis shoes, bug spray, and a cap with a visor. Bring a complete change of clothes as most people will get wetter than anticipated. Changing rooms are available before and after your swamp tour. Also remember to bring your camera, and a refillable water bottle. You are welcome to bring a snack or lunch to be enjoyed after your tour in our wild and scenic back yard. Please call us at 239-695-2428 if the times below do not fit your schedule. We may be able to adjust times to adapt to your schedule.  Tours our located behind Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery, located along the scenic Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), 47 miles east of Naples and 36 miles west of Miami at Mile Marker 54.5, about half mile east of the Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitor Center.”To know the swamp you have to get into the swamp

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