This week I was off on a rainy day, so I took the opportunity to explore the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel. I find it amazing all the different uses of seashells from the Cowrie Shell in Africa to the Pacific Cones. The museum displays are extremely educational and each time I visit the museum I learn something new. I encourage you to go to the shell museum whether it's a rainy day or a sunny day. You can never learn enough about shells.
Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat
“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.
You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”
Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story