The parable of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax resonates powerfully at Audubon Florida’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, where the fate of Truffula trees has a direct parallel to Corkscrew’s old growth cypress forest, rescued from extinction in 1954 in a history complete with Once-lers and Loraxes. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers groups of two or more 50% discounts off admission with the presentation of The Lorax movie ticket stubs, with one ticket stub equaling one person’s discounted admission through April 22.
The Truffula trees featured in The Lorax have startling parallels to Corkscrew’s cypress trees in the length of time they take to grow and how quickly they can be destroyed. Corkscrew’s story of near extinction, nick-of-time historic rescue and ongoing survival is an example of a forest that can be saved if its community of stakeholders rally to preserve a healthy forest ecosystem for wildlife and humans. Corkscrew Sanctuary has the largest remaining stand of virgin bald cypress in North America. The Corkscrew boardwalk provides a real-life Lorax drama in a living sanctuary for wild Florida.