Joe Fitzpatrick is leading a free Photowalk at the beautiful Bird Rookery Swamp in Naples, Florida. The event will held on April 24th, 2019. Photographers are welcomed and encouraged to attend the event in order to gain knowledge about various photography tips and techniques.
All levels of photographers will enjoy this, from professionals to cell phone photographers! Make sure to bring your tripod for the best quality photos!
The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail offers 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, including a 1500-ft. boardwalk with wheelchair accessibility. A 1/4-mile crushed shell path leads to a 1500-ft. boardwalk, then the trails become ground level, sandy/grassy, relatively flat berms with swamp on both sides. The trails are actually old tram roads used when the area was logged many years ago. The maple-cypress swamp is home to alligators, otters, Florida panthers, bobcats, white-tailed deer and more. There is one portable toilet at the beginning of the boardwalk and several benches along the trail within the first 1.5 miles. Birders will delight in the abundance of songbirds that frequent the cypress trees along the boardwalk, as well as the many raptors and wading birds found along the trails. Barred owls are common and swallow-tailed kites frequent the area in summer.
The photowalk is free as well as admission to the park, although donations accepted, Open to public.
The location of the event will be held at:
1295 Shady Hollow Boulevard, Naples, FL 34120