Spider crab

About the Spider Crab, Florida Indian River Location

I don’t remember ever coming across a Spider Crab in my trips to the ocean or river (saltwater). I think I would have remembered this big, ugly thing. While boating the other day, we pulled up to a quiet spot so I could get out and explore the shallows. This is my favorite thing to […]

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collecting seashell souvenirs

Traveling With Vacation Seashell Souvenirs

Vacationers usually want a souvenir reminder of their trip. Beach vacations usually include some beach-combing and maybe shell collecting. So, can you bring shells home (wherever that is) from the beach? Since I don’t know where home is for you, that is a difficult question to answer.  Countries may have various rules on what can […]

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Spider crab

A Day of Crazy Florida Wildlife

I was up early and looked out my bedroom window into the backyard. There was a black mound, which I suspected was a turtle. I love turtles! Only recently have I seen a turtle, so this was number two, and he wasn’t the same one that was moseying down the road a few days ago. […]

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Sharks eye seashell

About the Shark’s Eye Seashell

One of my favorite seashells to come across is the Shark’s Eye. The slightly flattened, round shape makes it unmistakable, but often the shells I find are covered in mud and guck. Below is a Shark’s Eye crusted over with hard mud. The Shark’s Eye has the scientific name “Neverita duplicata” and is the family […]

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Our boat docked at low tide on the flats

Park Open, Boating Again, May 2020

Our local park and boat launch area has been closed due to the Covid flu lockdown, but recently re-opened. Of course everyone was anxious to get out… to swim, boat and get fresh air. It was a beautiful day in May and we headed out in our Hewes Redfisher to cruise around. The tide was […]

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