Don’t Miss the Big Cypress Gallery Open House and Swamp Walks on Sept. 1-3

The time to take a walk in the swamp is almost here! For me, the Open House and Swamp Walk event at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery is one of the coolest events of the year. It's a great experience for the whole family, where everyone will come away with a better understanding of the Everglades ecosystem. Oh, and you'll also come away with wet clothes, so make sure 

Besides coming away with a better understanding of the Everglades, you'll also come away with wet clothes. Make sure to wear things that you don't mind getting rid of afterwards. You know those old shoes you use when you mow the lawn? Wear those, because swamp walks are famous for removing the soles of footwear. Leave the nice Nikes and fancy pants at home – unless you are super rich and that's just how you roll when playing in the swamp.

Besides all the swampy fun, there's also a chance to meet famed Florida photographer Clyde Butcher in the Big Cypress Gallery. He will be on hand to meet and greet guests, and will show off some of his newest images.

The guided swamp walks take about an hour and a half, and leave every hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the event. The cost is $50 per person, and kids walk for free with adults. You also get a $25 gift certificate to use in the gallery when you purchase a swamp walk. Hurry up and register early – the trips fill up fast, and space is limited.

For more information, visit www.clydebutcher.com. Have fun in the swamp!

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