Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers, FL

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous!”-Aristotle

DSC_0822The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is such an incredible hidden gem in SWFL. It is 3,400 acres of wetland that measures 11 miles long and 1/3 miles wide. It is home to many animals, reptiles, insects, and soon-to-be endangered species. I visited this wonderful Fort Myers treasure with a friend from work, and during our journey we put together a wonderful gift for her husband. Below you will find a bunch of photos from our day. During our trek, I used my Nikon D3200 and Joby Gorillapod SLRZoom.

Beautiful Trellis entrance to the Rock Garden
Beautiful Trellis entrance to the Rock Garden
Vine Trellis Beauty
Vine Trellis Beauty
I loved seeing all of the beautiful butterflies!
I loved seeing all of the beautiful butterflies!
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Anyone know what kind of plant this is?
Now, this does not look like SWFL! Am I on the set of Twilight?
Now, this does not look like SWFL! Am I on the set of Twilight?
One of the many beautiful ponds within the Slough. It was so incredibly serene and peaceful
One of the many beautiful ponds within the Slough. It was so incredibly serene and peaceful.
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We found these everywhere–just gorgeous! Anyone know the name of this one, too?
The moss-covered trees were just wonderful.
The moss-covered trees were just wonderful.
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Not sure what happened here, but still great to look at.
Wait...am in in New Zealand? Nope, just another hidden treasure in SWFL!
Wait…am I in New Zealand? Nope, just another hidden treasure in SWFL!
Say hello to Mr. Cottonmouth Snake.
Say hello to Mr. Cottonmouth Snake.
Oh, excuse us...we traveled to Asia to find this Bonsai resembled tree.  NOT! SWFL wins again.
Oh, excuse us…we traveled to Asia to find this Bonsai resembling tree. NOT! SWFL wins again.
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Who would have thought moss-covered water would take your breath away?
Now she was a beauty--White Heron.
Now she was a beauty–White Heron.
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The Pecking Ibis Duo
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Oh HI Racoon Family! Shouldn’t you be asleep?
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Well, aren’t you getting friendly with the boardwalk, Mr. Tree Stump.

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Meet my friend, Jeanne! This photo was taken with my Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom.
Meet my friend, Jeanne! This photo was taken with my Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom.

I highly recommend all SWFL residents to make their way to the Six Mile Cypress Slough. We met a man who visits 3 times a week, and always sees something different. He told us he has never regretted a trip. I will be back, but I must warn you, it is highly recommended to whisper. For those of you who know me personally, I do not know how to whisper. In fact it is impossible for me. I was Shhh’d three times. I don’t mind, as I have been Shhh’d my entire life. Since I have a naturally raspy voice, it carries and yes it tends to air on the louder side! Hey, I am not complaining! I love my voice, and wouldn’t change it for the world.

Thanks for reading, Love Bugs! Until next time.

One thought on “Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers, FL

  • Love it….love that you were shhh’d 3 times….so definitely you. Don’t ever stop, no matter how many times you’re told for that is what makes you most special. I love you forever to the moon and back and infinity and beyond!!!!!!

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