This swamp has the largest strand of old growth virgin bald cypress in the nation- some of them 500 to 600 years old. The hike we took on the boardwalk took us past some of the larger and older trees of the swamp, many of which have interpretive signs giving information regarding their statistics.
Seems like I have covered a lot in these two postings on Corkscrew Swamp. It was a wonderful experience being there and we were help by park rangers as well as Audubon volunteers who would leave little signs pointing to plants or birds which might be seen. They also willingly shared their high-powered telescopes, making it possible for us to get a better view of birds as well as plants. I know that I would have missed a beautiful yellow orchid on a tree off in the distance without their help!