Here is a good tip for Vero Beach visitors who like wildlife. Just 5 minutes drive north up the A1A from the Disney Resort is a wonderful National Wildlife Refuge. It is well laid out with an observation platform looking towards Pelican Island. One can expect to see a great many species of birds, (including the Great White Pelican in the winter months), butterflies, insects, wild flowers and the odd reptile! On our last visit in May 2003 we spent two days there and found it very enjoyable.