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

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Exploring On A Beautiful Morning

 The stars were aligned and it was a wonderful morning of walking in the mud. Many excellent shells were collected and NO live shells were collected. Walking the flats is always a learning experience.   Kathy and Carol were excited to learn about this unique ecosystem. Carol made many new finds and Kathy loved just being out there. Carol found a beautiful true tulip, rose tellins and a few whelks. Kathy also found a few whelks, Morton egg cockles, a perfect banded tulip and many more. It is always fun to see the shells live in their environment.  It was a beautiful morning with two happy shellers.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Those shells look huge. I like the shark's eye the best.

Gail Douglas said...

What is the third picture down? Extreme close up of something??

Janet from IL said...

Oh my goodness! What a day you had! Beautiful variety of photos. I'm dying to know what the third picture is too. I googled images and can't find it anywhere. Some kind of larvae?

Merry Christmas!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

The number 3 photo is something I am still working on identifying. I will let you know as soon as I find out.

Nancy said...

Guess which photo is my favorite! :-) Looks like you hit the jackpot on the flats!