CREW is gearing up for the busiest part of our season by adding an extra guided hike at Bird Rookery Swamp each week during the months of February and March.
In addition to George Luther’s regular Wednesday walks two more CREW volunteers will be leading guided walks on Thursdays…see their schedules below:
1st and 4th Thursdays (9 – 11:30 AM) – February and March
2nd and 3rd Thursdays (9 – 11:30 AM) – February and March
Chrissy Podos is a resident of Naples and has been a CREW volunteer for 2 years. She has a masters in Botany and Ecology from Michigan State University and has previously worked for The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. She currently stays home with her two children whom she brings out on the trails whenever possible. Her gentle style will have you feeling right at home at CREW.
Jack Shine is a retired physician who lives most of the year on Cape Cod where he volunteers at the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center. He is also a naturalist and information volunteer at the Appalachian Club’s Highland Center, near Mt Washington. He has been wintering in Southwest Florida for the past 6 years enjoying hiking, biking and kayaking, always learning about the ﬂora, fauna and natural history of Florida.
Thanks to these fabulous volunteers for giving their time and expertise to CREW. Come on out and enjoy a new look at Bird Rookery Swamp with them!