Baby's Ear Seashell
This baby's ear shell is only one inch long, very delicate to the touch, and nearly transparent. Yesterday while shelling on Sanibel, I met a lady who said she collects baby's ear. In all my years of shelling, I had never come across a baby's ear. She reached into her plastic ziploc bag and pulled out this one. "Here," she said, "you can keep this." I thanked her and searched in her spot for more but to no avail. I did realize, though, that people who shell are happy to talk about their shelling expeditions and eagerly share their tips. It makes shelling on Sanibel so much fun!
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I've been in love with having sand between my toes since I was a teenager taking the ferry across the bay to arrive at Presque Isle State Park (aka The Peninsula) in Erie, PA.