22 Jul Fossiling with a Native
The trip up to Englewood was was pleasing to the senses. Finding shark teeth and fossilized bones were equally satisfying . I had the help of “The Essential Beachcomber” who is a native Floridian and a beachcomber extraordinaire. She lives in the Englewood area and knows the nooks and crannies of all the surrounding beaches and what to look for. I was most grateful that she took time out of her schedule to show me her favorite spots to look for fossilized shark teeth and fossilized bone. She even knew of an off the beaten path area to look for fossilized shells. I never knew there were so many ways to acquire these fossils. Different techniques were used according to the tides. I learned a lot from the Essential Beachcomber while she combed the beaches and talked as she walked. Many thanks again to the Essential Beachcomber for the insights on the local history as well as showing me how and where to find the fossilized sharks teeth.