Greetings from sunny Ft. Myers! Hubby and I arrived this afternoon with our daughter Jess in tow, her Hubby Brad will fly in tomorrow for a few days! We will be staying until next Sunday and I am excited to have them both here with us in our Ft. Myers home....they have seen it but never stayed here with us!
After a quick trip to the grocery store, and some Publix fried chicken for dinner, Jess and I headed out to Bunche Beach for a couple of hours before dark, she had never been there and we were pleased to see that there was a lot of the beach uncovered even though low tide isn't until nearly midnight tonight.
There was so much activity on the mud flats, tiny baby horseshoe crabs....
...Fiddler crabs...dozens of them!
|Sunray Venus...both sides (Not live) He came home with us!|
|Here are a couple of King's Crowns being romantic! The small disc like pieces in the center of this picture are the eggs!|
|This is obviously some sort of egg basket, I call it a wubba bubba, I have no idea what kind of eggs these are!|
|Live Kings Crown|
|A tiny tropical fish of some sort, he looked like he should be in an aquarium!|
|Live Kings Crown 'walking' along the beach, notice his body or 'foot' on the sand underneath.|
|A baby horseshoe crab|
|Live baby horseshoe belly|
|A hermit crab in a bright blue auger|
|I got a little too close so they just moved on out!|
|A live Marginella, This little guy is less than a half inch long!|
|A live starfish (sea star) , see his 'feet'?|
We were 'chased' out after only an hour by an incoming thunderstorm, can you imagine how many pics we would have taken if we had been there for two hours? We each found a Kings Crown shell that wasn't occupied, but not many more shells, but that's okay, we had such a great time, you can bet you will hear more about Bunche Beach this week!!