Shelling Walk And Talk With Fred And Polly

Shelling Walk And Talk With Fred And Polly

What a fun time with Fred and Polly. Fred found a beautiful worm shell just a few feet from where we anchored the boat. Polly really liked the jingle shells. Polly noticed a large horse conch close to the shoreline. It was live so we took a picture and put it back where it was. I enjoyed showing both Fred and Polly how to find rice shells. There shelling eyes got better as the day went on. We also found two crested tellins. I liked the picture of Polly holding it up with the blue sky as a background.
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.

  • gpc
    Posted at 08:52h, 10 December

    What a fabulous worm shell! I've never found a rice shell, or even heard of a crested tellin (I only know the rose ones). What a great trip!

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 07:31h, 11 December

    Hi Brian. I am in love with that horse conch. Wow the animal in it is such a great and vibrant orange. Thank you tot sharing with us. Excuse me as I wipe away my droop. Lol.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 12:00h, 12 December

    Omg. I really should proof before I send. Lol