Exploring Plants and Shells With Susan

Exploring Plants and Shells With Susan

Susan and I covered a lot of ground on this trip.  Susan has been exploring with me before and has a background in botany and much time spent in the woods. We both enjoyed talking and exploring the plant life of Northern Cayo. I need to brush up on my Latin for our next trip:) After exploring in remote areas on the north end we traveled to secret spot no number and went for a nice walk on the beach. Susan found a large alphabet cone, a lace murex, worm shells and many minis. The light on the beach was stunning. It was a nice sunset. I enjoyed the conversations and time exploring with Susan. The time flew by. Susan brought down one of her plant books for me.  Thank you for an enjoyable day and a great book!
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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 14:26h, 21 November

    That is one huge alphabet cone. It must be interesting to spend the day with such a diverse group of people all the time. Everyone you take out has different interests and something different to bring to the table.

    Happy Thanksgiving Brian!

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 17:46h, 21 November

    Am loving your photos – Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Moira
    Posted at 10:18h, 22 November

    I always enjoy your posts and pictures!
    I second what Kim says – was going to say something similar!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  • Susan
    Posted at 14:36h, 22 November

    Thank you for a wonderful exploring afternoon! I learn so much from you about the environment and people of the area. Your eagle eye for shells amazes me. See you in March with the gals, if not before!