I got too busy packing up and finishing up at our place in Ft. Myers to post last night, so I thought I would do it tonight....from South Carolina! :( It seems that our time in paradise goes much too quickly, especially this one since we had so much to do. I wouldn't trade it for the world though. Our last trip to the beach was early yesterday(Friday) morning. The low tide was before sunrise, but we got there right at sunrise and were amazed by the amount of bling on the beach....we immediately started picking up juvenile fighting conchs, and I ran into a string of murex, both lace and apple.....as quickly as I could pick them up.
|Don't you just love sunrises (or sunsets) over the water??|
There was also lots of sea life scattered in among all the bling it was like a science field trip... like this little guy! He was very small and moved very slowly....I didn't have a chance to look up what kind he was...
I think this guy is called a batfish, very freaky looking!
This is a tulip shell egg case, you can see the little guys still in each 'petal'. I sent it back into the gulf after this photo op.
|If you click on the picture, it will get larger and you can see the individual baby shells.|
When we got back to the car, we saw this pileated woodpecker in a tree....that is awesome because I believe they are no longer found in our area, or have become very rare.
He was very interested in getting to whatever was in that tree so he didn't mind me getting closer for a video.
Thanks for tagging along!