Excursions

Excursions

 

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Conservancy Excursion: Birds of Prey (Red Tailed Hawk)

Time: 9am-10am
First Thursday of the Month January – April
Program Registration 239-825-4677
Limited to 12 Participants

Costs:$79.00


Choose Your Excursion Date:



Join Dennis Goodman on this special opportunity at the new Conservancy center where he will share his tips, tricks and techniques for capturing spectacular wildlife portraits. The subject will include a red tailed hawk. Bring along your camera so you can put his tips to work and capture the essence of beautiful, up close bird photography.

Prepaid Reservations are required for all excursions.  No exceptions. If you cancel your excursion, tickets/reservations are NOT refundable. If Dennis Goodman Photography cancels your scheduled excursion for any reason, you will receive a FULL refund of any charges for said services canceled. We rarely cancel tours for any reason, including weather.

 









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Conservancy Excursion: Florida Native Snakes

Time:  9am-10am
Second Thursday of the Month January – April
Program Registration 239-825-4677
Limited to 12 Participants

Costs:$79.00


Choose Your Excursion Date:



Join Dennis Goodman on this special opportunity at the new Conservancy center where he will share his tips, tricks and techniques for capturing spectacular  wildlife portraits.  The subjects will include several Florida snakes.  Bring along your camera so you can put his tips to work and capture the essence of beautiful up close snake photography.

Prepaid Reservations are required for all excursions. No exceptions. If you cancel your excursion, tickets/reservations are NOT refundable. If Dennis Goodman Photography cancels your scheduled excursion for any reason, you will receive a FULL refund of any charges for said services canceled. We rarely cancel tours for any reason, including weather.

 









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Conservancy Excursion: Birds of Prey (Barn Owl)

Time: 9 am-10am
Third Thursday of the Month January – April
Program Registration 239-825-4677
Limited to 12 Participants

Costs:$79.00


Choose Your Excursion Date:



Join Dennis Goodman on this special opportunity at the new Conservancy center where he will share his tips, tricks and techniques for capturing spectacular  wildlife portraits.  The subjects will include a barn owl.  Bring along your camera so you can put his tips to work and capture the essence of beautiful, up close bird photography.

Prepaid Reservations are required for all excursions. No exceptions. If you cancel your excursion, tickets/reservations are NOT refundable. If Dennis Goodman Photography cancels your scheduled excursion for any reason, you will receive a FULL refund of any charges for said services canceled. We rarely cancel tours for any reason, including weather.

 









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Nature-Walk
Conservancy Excursion: Nature Walk

Time: 9am-10pm
Fourth Thursday of the Month January – April
Program Registration 239-825-4677
Limited to 12 Participants

Costs:$79.00


Choose Your Excursion Date:


Join Dennis Goodman on this special opportunity at the new Conservancy center where he will share his tips, tricks and techniques for capturing  spectacular  wildlife portraits.  The subjects will include wildlife on and around the preserve.  We will be discovering the filter marsh, Discovery Center, baby alligators, nature paths and much more.  Bring along your camera so you can put his tips to work and capture the essence of beautiful up close photography.

Prepaid Reservations are required for all excursions. No exceptions. If you cancel your excursion, tickets/reservations are NOT refundable. If Dennis Goodman Photography cancels your scheduled excursion for any reason, you will receive a FULL refund of any charges for said services canceled. We rarely cancel tours for any reason, including weather.

 









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Swamp Walk
Fakahatchee Excursion: Landscapes and Swampscapes

Instructor: Dennis Goodman/Mike Owen
Date: February 12th
Time: 8am-10am

Costs:$115.00




 
 
 
 
 

Class Description: Calling seasoned photographers! Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join Naples wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Goodman for a hands-on workshop.  The class will focus on special areas of the Fakahatchee Strand, hand selected by Park Biologist, Mike Owen.  We will visit cypress sloughs and other parts of the Fakahatchee Strand that are known for their visual majesty. Participants should be prepared to photograph landscapes and swampscapes but don’t be surprised if you end up taking pictures of a Florida black bear or white-tailed deer.






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Swamp Walk
Fakahatchee Excursion: Wildflowers/Macro Photography

Instructor: Dennis Goodman/Mike Owen
Date: March 12th
Time: 8am-10am

Costs:$115.00




 
 
 
 
 

Class Description: Calling seasoned photographers! Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join Naples wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Goodman for a hands-on workshop. The class will focus on the abundance of wildflowers found this time of year. Park Biologist, Mike Owen will select an area with a wide variety of blooms and participants can expect to capture every color of the rainbow on this trip. From terrestrial orchids, to milkweed and swamp lilies, the Fakahatchee prairies have it all!






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Swamp Walk
Fakahatchee Excursion: Sunset Excursion

Instructor: Dennis Goodman/Mike Owen
Date: April 9th
Time: 6pm-8pm

Costs:$115.00




 
 
 
 
 

Class Description: Calling seasoned photographers! Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join Naples wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Goodman for a hands-on workshop. The class will focus on sunset techniques in the Fakahatchee. People travel far and wide to see and photograph the sunsets of Southwest Florida. Imagine photographing in a pristine natural environment and being surrounded by birds and other wildlife. This trip is not to be missed!  

 
 

Information About The Fakahatchee Excursions
Join Dennis Goodman Photography, Inc. as we partner with Friends of the Fakahatchee (a not-for-profit organization benefitting the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park) to explore the Everglades in Southwest Florida and photograph its majestic beauty. See and experience first-hand the beauty of the Everglades and the Fakahatchee Strand on foot on a guided excursion to capture rare orchids, plants, wildlife, birds and maybe even take a swamp walk.

For the seasoned and experienced photographer, you will enjoy some of the very best photo opportunities you could possibly imagine. The wildlife here in SW Florida is some of the most exciting in the world. As a photographer, adventurer and explorer for more than 20 years on the Southwest Florida coast, Dennis’s easy going and friendly personality will assure you the very best that photo excursions and eco-tourism has to offer. You may see a variety of unique swamp wildlife including bald eagles, red-shouldered hawks, deer, snakes, ibis, vultures, owls, alligators, wading birds, shorebirds, herons, osprey, cormorants, anhingas, belted king-fisher and even an occasional robin when the weather in the North is cold.

This vast wilderness is a mosaic of royal palm stands, cypress domes, and grassy prairies dotted with wild bromeliads, native ferns, and orchids. The park’s wildlife includes a number of threatened and endangered species. The Florida panther, wood stork, Florida black bear, mangrove fox squirrel, and Everglades mink have all been seen within the preserve. The Fakahatchee Strand has much to offer those with outdoor interests. Every season presents different opportunities for wildlife and plant viewing. *In the spirit of true eco-tourism, a portion of the course fee is going to directly benefit Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

 

What’s Not Included:

• Food and beverages
• Gratuities

 

Good to Know:

Important: Cypress “knees” and saw grass require that all guests wear long sleeves, pants and closed-toed shoes (a pair of old sneakers will work well). You will also want to bring along a day bag/knapsack in order to carry your cameras, drinking water, snacks, bug spray and other extras you may need.

Prepaid Reservations are required for all excursions. No exceptions.

If you cancel your excursion, tickets/reservations are NOT refundable.

If Dennis Goodman Photography cancels your scheduled excursion for any reason, you will receive a FULL refund of any charges for said services canceled.

We rarely cancel tours for any reason, including weather.
 

Recommended Camera Equipment

Camera, macro lens, telephoto, wide angle, tripod and shutter release is recommended since we may be photographing different subjects depending on our opportunities..
 

Directions & Gathering Place


From I-75 (Alligator Alley) take Exit 80 and go south on SR-29 about 12 miles. Then turn west onto Janes’ Scenic Drive and follow it, bearing right, until you see the observation tower. The Ranger Station is on the right. Ranger station address is 137 Coastline Drive Copeland, FL 34137 (239) 695-4593