Looking to see more of the island than white sand and waves? Our resort naturalist will lead you on a complimentary wildlife expedition to 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 – you’ll discover it all.
- When 9 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
- Length: 1 to 2 hours
- Where: Pool services
- Cost: Free
Find something cool on Fort Myers Beach? Ask Vince!
Don’t know the name of a shell you just found or that bird you saw fluttering by? Bring what you found or a photo to the Pink Shell pool services area at 1 p.m. and ask our master naturalist, Vince McGrath. He’ll not only know what your treasure is but can even show you more cool stuff to find right around our Fort Myers Beach attractions.
About Vince McGrath, our Fort Myers beach naturalist
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).
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 American Motel/Hotel Association)
Vince is proud and excited to be the naturalist at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Myers Beach.