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Collecting seashells on the beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and the world

When Irish Eyes Are Shelling

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Beach Art, Beach Holiday, Beachy Shell Stuff, St Patricks Day | 9 comments

Have a shellucky four leaf clover kinda day!

Happy St Patty’s Day!


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Happy ShellPatrick’s Day!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Beach Holiday, St Patricks Day | 6 comments

St Patricks Day Shamrock Pams Rock


May the luck of all shellers be with you!

PS- We have a winner for the Junonia Shellograph- CLICK HERE

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I’m Stooping Over For A Wentletrap Clover

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Alternate Tellin, Angulate Wentletrap, Beach Holiday, Lined Tree Snail, St Patricks Day, Tellin, Tolin Wentletrap, Wentletrap | 13 comments

lucky four leaf wentletrap clover

Top of the Sanibel mornin’ to ya!

wentletrapping doing the sanibel stoop at sunrise

It’s always a lucky day just to have the time to walk the beach… but it’s a very lucky day if you find a couple of WENTLEPTRAP shells.

collecting miniature sanibel seashells

Paula brought down some Luck O’ the Irish from Boston to find a few O’wentles near the Sanibel lighthouse and pier – along with a few other sweet minis.

paula from ma shelling sanibel

Did someone have to kiss the Blarney Stone to find a whole handful of O’wentles like this?

sandy wentletraps seashells epitonium found at Sanibel lighthouse beach

We can ask Deenie since this handful was hers. Wait a minute. Deenie is from Massachusetts too. Hmmmmm….

collecting seashells at sanibel lighthouse near causeway

I danced a little jig to find a few of my own plus I found a LINED TREE SNAIL, a violet tinted juvie FIGHTING CONCH and a double ALTERNATE TELLIN to name a few.

shells from sanibel island florida lighthouse beach

While we were finding our Pots of O’Wentle Gold, I was green with envy to know that Bruce from Chicago found a JUNONIA at Blind Pass Sanibel a few days ago.

Happy Shell Paddy’s Day!

photo by Cari Wells

photo by Cari Wells

PS… I believe the WENTLETRAP at the top of Deenie’s hand is a BLADED WENTLETRAP along with a few others but most of the others are ANGULATE. Deenie was very excited that a few days ago she found her first BROWN BANDED WENTETRAP so we talked about that top one being different as well.  I realized that I never added the BLADED to my lineup of WENTLETRAPS on my post How To Find Wentletrap Shells so I’ll update that soon so we can see the differences.

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Lucky Four Cleat Plover

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Beach Holiday, Snowy Plover, St Patricks Day, Uncategorized | 13 comments

snowy plover sanibel iLS

Top of the mornin’ to ya! Wouldn’t you feel luckier seeing a “Four Cleat Plover” rather than a “Four Leaf Clover”? Well, I did!

snowy plover close iLS

I felt lucky and charmed when I spotted this cutie little SNOWY PLOVER while walking the beach at Gulfside City Park. Ok, maybe one doesn’t normally call his four little toes on each foot “cleats” but for the sake of St Paddy’s day, I’m taking creative license with this one. heehee

snowy plover closer iLS

May your day be filled with luck and charm as well! Happy St Patricks Day!

Our iLoveShelling cruise to Cayo Costa was EXSHELLENT yesterday! I’ll have photos coming up soon but until then I have one more lucky charm… here’s a four leaf clover too!

four leaf clover seashells beach

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