Master Naturalist Tours

Join us on December 3rd from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Big Cypress Gallery. Master naturalist tours will start at 9:30 am with the last ticketed tour beginning at 2:00 pm (the gallery will remain open until 5:00 pm). Each tour will be 30-45 minutes in length and will include a casual walk that begins behind the gallery where you will meet your guide and conclude at the Swamp Cottage, one of two rentals, where you will have a chance to go inside this artistically designed, immaculate, comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home and see where Clyde and Niki have lived and photographed in the Big Cypress Swamp. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot for this event.

You will start your day inside the Big Cypress Gallery to check in for your tour and where you will get a chance to view Clyde’s photographs and learn a bit about the artist. The gallery staff will be present to answer any questions and assist in any purchases.

After checking in, your guide will take you behind the gates where only our rental guests and staff can venture. This exclusive opportunity to see the Big Cypress Gallery property will give you a chance to experience the secluded and peaceful surroundings of this wilderness paradise. Your certified Master Naturalists guides will take you on a 30-45 minute native plant walk and share about the wild inhabitants that call this wetland home. Barring rain, you will not get your feet wet. We suggest comfortable walking shoes, a hat, light rain gear and a bottle of water. Physical requirements include prolonged standing and the ability to walk on mildly irregular surfaces for up to 1600 feet. The ability to climb and descend a full flight of stairs is necessary to enter the rental cottage.

Please note Clyde will not be present at this event. Questions? Call 239-695-2428.