Secondary Trail Closure
Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »
Second Annual Poetry Contest Announced
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165
April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a poetry contest? Big Cypress National Preserve invites you to submit your poetry for the second annual Big Cypress National Preserve poetry contest. Participants are encouraged to explore the national preserve, and write about their experiences.
We are accepting poetry submissions March 1 through April 14, 2014.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and poems will be displayed on the Big Cypress National Preserve website, and Facebook page. Winners will be selected by the staff of Big Cypress National Preserve by April 30.
Poetry from Artists-In-Residence Wendy Burk & Eric Magrane
Please email poems to:firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please contact the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome center at 239-695-4758.
Click here to view last year's contest winners!
Did You Know?
Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.