While writing about seashells I use a variety of places to gather my information. Reputable online sites, usually run by serious collectors, or those who live on the beach, are good resources. Books can be a great source for good pictures of seashells, as well as more in depth information. A well-written page will contain information from a number of sources. I also like to compare information to be sure to get it right.
I don't love science, but I love nature, and I've learned a lot since the day I began blogging about seashells. We tend to not think about the mollusk who once inhabited that shell. It has spent so much time building that fabulous, curvy house of his that we end up gathering from the shore. Shells are fun to collect, and beach combing is a favorite pastime. I've often come across strange things on the beach, not knowing what they could be. The writer's of this book make us take notice of all that is wonderful about the beaches of Florida.