Every time I’ve visited my friends on Fort Myers Beach, I’ve found SAND DOLLARS (and so many other beautiful shells). It’s crazy!
I met Laura, Bruce, Rhonda and Darrell (Michigan) who were happy as clams they found so many SAND DOLLARS …
They filled up 2 bags! They asked me how they could get them home without breaking them so I suggested finding plastic containers. When we travel, we buy groceries based on what type of containers they come in… like chicken salad, lunch meat, peanut butter, etc. So what if we don’t finish the peanut butter, we get several lunches out of it and then clean out the jar and use it for shells. CLICK HERE to see one of my posts on my containers.
Susan and Vince from Canada said they could have picked up hundreds of them but chose to only take a few as souvenirs.
They picked the most perfect ones!
Other than SAND DOLLARS, I found some really pretty SPINY JEWELBOXES…
And POINTED VENUS shells too. I don’t find many of these on Sanibel but every time I go to this beautiful beach, I’ve found them.
I betcha a SAND DOLLAR the next time I take a stroll on this beach, I will find a POINTED VENUS and be just as tickled as if I found a dollar bill on the beach.
Dont Forget to check out our new dates for Shellabaloo 5!
What a bonanza …:)) Use to be like that on Jekyll Is., GA.
Pointed Venus? Who knew?!! Cool!
We like to use empty Pringles cans. Also, once when I found a rather large starfish, I used two foam meat trays taped together to make a stiff “envelope.”
Ooooo. Love that foam meat trays idea!
we have a lot of sand dollards here on Nerita Beach…but all allive!!! They died on fort myers beach!!!!
When I collected a bunch of sand dollars at Cayo Costa I bought a couple of loaves of bread and cushioned the sand dollars between 2 slices of bread. They looked like sand dollar sandwiches. I then stacked them in boxes and carried them on the plane. They all made it safely back to Michigan. Just a suggestion. Have fun shelling!
between the bread and the (sand) dollars, thats a lot of dough!
Haha, good one Steve!
Pretty, pretty, pretty. Nice pointed venus valves… :)
The bread idea really works better than any kind of container. Experience:(
When I traveled home I packed my sand dollars and other fragile shells in the cheapest bread slices I could find. It also seemed to help the odor too
Yep, cheapest white bread worked great. My dog loved it when I was unpacking… He loves bread and was stealing the stinky slices!!
Oh wow!!! How awesome for all the shellers there! So excited for you guys!!
The pointed Venus are beautiful , I’ve never seen one there!
Great job guys! Awesome finds!
Thx for sharing the love
East Granby CT
Thanks so much for all your info and advice. I usually get so many shells that I cannot part with that I end up wrapping them carefully in paper towels and newspaper and ship home via UPS. Well worth it for all the pleasure I get from “hunt”! Have not had any break this way. Also, a good way for the beach bling!