my feet sunk into the mud

A Muddy River Walk To Identify a Clump

Last September I had a good day out on the boat. Low tide offered some interesting sea life finds. I was so excited by getting a really good hermit crab video, that I neglected to write about another aspect of the trip. I took a long walk across the muddy flats to inspect a large […]

Read More…
beach spider

Little Beach Spider

I took this video of a little beach spider back in October during a walk along the beach. At least it looks like a spider. It could be a tiny crab, but it has eight legs that look more like spider than crab. As I slowly combed the sand for seashells, I noticed this tiny […]

Read More…
cockle shells underside

Collecting Seashells: Grouping the Bivalves

The bivalve seashells, or shells that come in two parts or halves, can be similar in appearance, but not all bivalves are “clams”. I’m not scientifically minded, but I’ve been learning the difference between the shells I collect and photograph. I’ve gathered some photos of the more common bivalves I see on beaches and in […]

Read More…
collection of calico scallop shells

Scallop Shells Collected on the East Coast

While photographing my newly collected shells the other day, I decided to re-photograph my pretty scallop shells. Florida waters can contain a variety of types of scallops, but the shells I find over here on the east coast are mainly the Atlantic Calico Scallop. While beachcombing in my area of Florida, the best shells are […]

Read More…