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Updated: 05/02/2014 04:13:41PM

Wildlife abounds at Corkscrew

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

An anhinga eats a fish at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in north Collier County.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

What a stick in the mud! This alligator soaks in the sun near the boardwalk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A red-shouldered hawk chick sits in its nest high above the boardwalk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG
The agapostemon, a metallic-green-hued bee, lands on a flower at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A young alligator relaxes on a log.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

An anhinga sits by its nest of chicks at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

There's a little dirt right here ... But the alligator doesn't seem to mind as it rests in the warm sun.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A great white heron sits high in a tree above the boardwalk.

Live like a tourist

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‘This is best/coolest/most amazing park.”

I’ve said this sentence, or a variation of it, several times since starting these “Live like a Tourist” columns about a year ago. But in reality, it’s just not fair to compare the amenity-filled Lakes Regional Park in Lee County, to the beautiful Gulf waters of Stump Pass Beach State Park in Englewood, to the wildlife and canopy walk at Myakka River State Park to the bird lover’s paradise at the Venice Area Audubon Rookery.

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