Hobe Sound Nature Center
Nature Center Open Monday - Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Refuge Trail Open 7 days, Sunrise to Sunset

Volunteer Spotlight – Betty

Betty has been volunteering at the Hobe Sound Nature Center for the past 14 years! She has experience performing all volunteer duties but now focuses on diet prep for the teaching animals and helping with office work.

Betty’s favorite part about volunteering is interacting with the different animals that call the Nature Center home. “Before I came to the nature center I was so scared of snakes. I could not be in the same room with them. Now I love them. They are awesome! Once I experienced handling the animals, I realized their personalities and individualities and have more knowledge about animals in general.”

Betty’s favorite teaching animals include all the snakes, the spotted skunk, the anole lizards, and the hissing cockroaches.

Betty’s hobbies include tending to her orchids and butterfly garden. “One of my favorite things is mowing the yard.” Betty also spends much of her time helping the homeless and the elderly by volunteering with Meals on Wheels.

An interesting fact about Betty was that she was on Team USA’s women’s bowling team in 1992 and competed in national competitions 3 years in a row.

Betty truly embodies what it means to be a volunteer. We are so lucky to have her help at the Nature Center. Thank you Betty!!