Buried Treasure

We were thrilled to spot our first Loggerhead turtle of the season swimming in Bunces Pass last week.  This is sea turtle nesting season – so please tread lightly on Shell Key.  If you are camping overnight, please do not

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Mangroves: Semper Fi

Mangroves on Shell Key

Mangroves are a lot like the US Marines. They travel across great distances by sea and they arrive to establish a beachhead on a young and fragile sandbar.     They bring with them all the supplies they need to survive in

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Scourge of the Sandspur

Florida natives are often surprised when we warn our northern visitors about sandspurs – and are met with blank stares or the innocent question: “What’s a Sandspur?”. ‘Sandspurs’ or ‘sandburs’ are a type of grass that produces many thorny and

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It’s Springtime on Shell Key

Winter turns to Spring quickly on  Shell Key.  This time of year, the sun becomes warmer as its angle rises back toward it’s summer perch high in the sky.  Yet, the gulf water temperature will remain cool for a while

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