Things to Do – Fort Myers Beach – Nature Discovery Walks
Our Resort Naturalist will lead you on a wildlife expedition and explore the eco-zones of the marine environment from what’s under the sea to who lives on the shoreline, tide pools and upland habitats of the dunes.
- Wednesdays & Saturdays
- Meet at: Pool Services
- Time: 1 to 2hrs.
Find something cool on Fort Myers Beach? Ask Vince!
Don’t know the name of that shell you just found or that bird you saw fluttering about? Bring what you found or a photo to the Pool Services area at 1:00pm and ask our Master Naturalist, Vince… He’ll know what it is! He’ll even show you more cool stuff that you can find right here at the Pink Shell!
About Our Fort Myers Beach Naturalist – Vince McGrath
Vince, a lifetime birder from New England, began with some formal training with museum taxidermy skins and morning bird club trips. He has been actively working for 25+ years in the Hospitality field as a gardener and Naturalist in Southwest Florida, as well as keeping up volunteer efforts with various wildlife organizations. Vince has worked locally with Lee County Bird Patrol, CROW( rescues and releases for 25+ years), Audubon of Southwest Florida (president emeritus, newsletter editor for 5+ years, field trip and program coordinator) and the Caloosa Bird Club (past vice-president, program coordinator and field trip coordinator) often leading field trips for both organizations.
During his career Vince has certified as:
Florida Master Naturalist (University of Florida)
Florida Certified Nursery Professional
(Lee County Vo-Tech/Florida Nurseryman Growers Association)
Hospitality Management Supervisor (eight class course offered by AMHA)
Vince is proud and excited to be the Naturalist at Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina, Ft Myers Beach, Florida.
Our Recreation team is now offering a docket of professional kayak tours and nature walks in addition to afternoon “show and tell” programs and a range of future diverse programs. Additionally, we are promoting a number of liaisons with the environmental community.