A Good Day for Worm Shells

A Good Day for Worm Shells

The tide was super high a 2.1. I grabbed my camera and set out to take pictures of the beautiful sea oats on Cayo Costa. After walking a few steps I noticed a worm shell, then another, and another. Three hours later with no pictures of the sea oats, I realized I missed my opportunity of the early morning light on the sea oats. However, I found many great worm shells.  The worm shells I collected in three hours are probably half of what I collected in all of last year. You never know what a day of photography can bring, this day it brought worm shells.

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 16:57h, 01 July

    That's a heck of a lot of wormies!

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 20:19h, 01 July

    They are also still long & not too broken. Remember the chat we had about sea turtles & hurricanes. The Florida Beacherhunter sent me this link:
    It seems they won't just run with folklore – they actually want some scientific evidence 😀

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 20:19h, 01 July

    I ♥ all of the worm shells!! Very cool 🙂

  • Shelllady
    Posted at 21:07h, 01 July

    How great is that!! I would love to run across so many worm shells!!