Archive for Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Anybody who loves shells, loves the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. I know I do! That’s why Clark and I attended this Celebrity Servers Island Dinner event at Traders to raise funds for the museum. Pictured above is Mike Valiquette (PURRE), Kathleen Hoover (Public Relations Manager BMSM), Anne Joffe (Vice President BMSM), Darlene Grossman (Development Officer BMSM), and Jose H. Leal (Director/Curator BMSM).
Anne Joffe made sure every table was happy with their dinner and drinks. She is not only the Vice President of the Shell Museum, she is also the owner of She Sells Sea Shells on Sanibel.
We all “shelled” out a few bucks to have an excellent meal for a fantastic cause.
Cheri couldn’t identify this shell so she sent me this photo to try to get some help on naming it. Well? At first look, I thought it might be a bleached out land snail but she said she found it at low tide in April on Sanibel……doesn’t sound like a land snail would have been there. I did a little research and this is what I came up with- JANTHINA (?) . I didn’t find it on the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum site so I’m still not sure. Hopefully, MurexKen or another expert will comment so we can feed the curiosity.
May 15, 2010 UPDATE: We have identification on this shell. It is a land snail. Please see MurexKen’s comment for more identification. Thank you, Lori at http://snailsrock.org/snailblog/ as well. Both of you “rock”!
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum should be very happy with the turnout for the First Annual Edible Mullosk Festival at Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market . It was so much fun! There was an oyster eating contest, mullet tossing contest, dunk tank, face painting and shell crafting for the kids, shell displays and lots of oysters to eat and drink. Yep- I had one of those oyster shooters too and it really was mmmm good!
Ps- Didn’t find many shells on Captiva or off West Gulf Drive today. The best were off Middle Gulf around Fulgur Street access….nothing fantastic but still fun shelling. We didn’t make it to the lighthouse.