Florida Panther Refuge Swamp Buggy Tour

April 13, 2019 @ 7:45AM — 11:30AM

Morning swamp buggy trip through the varied habitats of the Refuge, including cypress swamp, pine flat woods and wet prairies.

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Rarely is the Refuge open to the public. By special permission, the US Fish & Wildlife Service is opening the Refuge to two swamp buggies. Join us for the last of two opportunities to enter the Refuge, for a very special, morning swamp buggy trip through the varied habitats of the Refuge, including cypress swamp, pine flat woods and wet prairies. We will learn about panther biology and conservation while traveling through one of Florida's wildest and most beautiful landscapes. This is not a birding trip, although many species of birds can be seen

In 1989, the US Fish & Wildlife Service purchased the initial 24,300 acres from the Collier family for $10.3 million dollars to become the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, to protect Florida Panthers.

In 1996, the Refuge was expanded to 26,400 acres with the addition of more Collier family land through the Arizona-Florida Land Exchange Act of 1988. Today, in addition to the 12-16 Florida Panthers that den in, hunt on, and roam the Refuge, numerous other wildlife also calls the Refuge home, including Wood Storks, Black Bears, Bobcats, White-tailed Deer, Big Cypress Fox Squirrels, Alligators.

We will learn about panther biology and conservation while traveling through one of Florida's wildest and most beautiful landscapes. This is not a birding trip, although many species of birds may be seen.

We will call you a week before the trip to give you specific directions on where to meet.

Trip Leader: AWE's Policy Director Brad Cornell



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Florida Panther Refuge
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Immokalee, FL 34142
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