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Ghost Orchid by Mick Fournier, Pompano Beach. (Note: This photo is a ghost orchid, but not the one at Corkscrew.)

Naples: Rare ghost orchid ready to bloom at Corkscrew for 2018 season

Corkscrew Sanctuary could be hosting lots of orchid fans again this summer, as its rare ghost orchid has formed buds. The ghost orchid was made famous by the 2002 film “Adaptation” starring Meryl Streep and the best-selling “Orchid Thief,” by Susan Orlean.

Florida's dramatic sky at Tigertail Beach in Marco Island. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Off-the-beaten path in Marco Island: Go beyond your hotel pool

The beach town of Marco Island is all manicured and modern, but here are four adventures into the wild and authentic Florida that are within a quick drive. You can wade across a lagoon to a wild beach or have lunch in a funky fishing town or stroll on a boardwalk into a beautiful old growth cypress swamp.

What Alligator Alley is named for: This fellow was cruising along at the viewing tower at the MM 35 rest stop. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Alligator Alley: ‘Boring’ road can be a gateway to Everglades experiences

Crossing the state on Alligator Alley? Here are tips on a how to spend 15 minutes, a half hour or a half day exploring the Everglades from I-75. This mile marker guide helps you decide where to stop and what to do along the way.

Naples fest Oct. 26-28 kicks off stone crab season

Naples fest Oct. 26-28 kicks off stone crab season

This Gulf Coast community’s annual Stone Crab Festival marks the beginning of Florida’s stone crab season while showing off the city’s historic center and bayfront attractions. Let’s get crackin’.

Naples beach: Discover hidden Clam Pass Park, where you ride the tide

Naples beach: Discover hidden Clam Pass Park, where you ride the tide

In honor of the upcoming beach season, Florida Rambler is highlighting a Beach of the Week throughout summer. This week, it’s Clam Pass Park, a hidden beach in Naples with a shallow, safe pass that lets you ride the tide in and out of a tropical lagoon.

October is prime time for seafood festivals in Florida

October is prime time for seafood festivals in Florida

Florida’s seafood festival season kicks into full gear. Here’s the October schedule.

Not a soul in sight.

Tigertail Beach, a Marco Island adventure, where you wade to wild beach

Tigertail Beach is for adventurers who love unspoiled beaches where you can walk for miles. You reach this beach by wading across a shallow lagoon. It’s full of seashells, wildlife and it’s a birding hot-spot.

The passt at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is where the Cocohatchee River flows into the Gulf.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples: Top beach and more

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a great destination: You can enjoy so many activities in one place – kayaking, surf-fishing & a one-mile-long powdery-white sand beach with shaded picnic tables nearby.

A great egret near the boardwalk

Corkscrew Swamp in Naples: Explore via beautiful boardwalk

The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, an Audubon Society preserve, takes you on a hike via boardwalk with good wildlife viewing and exquisite scenery.

Good birding at Corkscrew Bird Rookery Swamp Trail.

Naples Bird Rookery Swamp: It’s a beaut for hiking, biking, wildlife

Few South Florida hiking or biking trails rival this 12-mile-long trail near Naples for scenery and wildlife. It deserves to be known outside the Naples area.