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Presidents Day Weekend Annual Open House & Swamp Walks at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery

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Meet Clyde and Niki Butcher at their gallery and enjoy a swamp walk in their "back yard" within the Big Cypress National Preserve. Bring a picnic lunch. Cost $50 per person, special for this weekend, receive a $25 credit to use in the gallery. Child free with every paid adult. Reservation Required. We will also be offering free guided dry walks every half hour, no reservations required. Book signings by Clyde in the gallery.

The onset of winter in the Big Cypress creates a unique and different feeling in the swamp than during the summer. The Cypress trees loose their leaves, the bark changes from brown to a pale gray and the trees stand in their naked majesty soaking up the winter sun. The birds return to Florida and flutter about finding mates. On the summer swamp walk we give over Labor Day, it is humid, lush, green and primeval, while our winter swamp walks are cool, sprinkled with green here and there, and filled with the crisp sun light of winter.

You will have a guide to lead you into the The Big Cypress Swamp behind the swamp cottage at the Big Cypress Gallery which is a mysterious and secretive environment. There are not many people who brave the difficult swamps and cypress strands in order to understand the beauty and peace found in more than a million acres of swamps and land located in the Everglades eco-system of South Florida. The natural world of Big Cypress Swamp is a richly diverse wilderness of subtropical flora and fauna found nowhere else in our country.

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Event Date: Feb 16, 2013 08:42 AM - Feb 18, 2013 08:42 AM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed


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