Judy's Favorites

Everyone has their favorite Sanibel shell and mine has changed over time. I once was entranced with olives – their shape, the shiny surface, the variety of markings. I collected enough to have a “jar of olives” which sits on the counter in my kitchen. Gin, anyone?

But I have moved on. Now, I’m smitten by the sunray venus. I have several in various sizes and colorations and like the sunrise, or a Sanibel sunset, everyone is individual. I’m wondering what shells are the favorite of other Sanibel visitors.

Judith A. Jaastad

The Olive Shell

The Sunray Venus

Every March the annual Sanibel Shell Fair Show is held on Sanibel Island. It is sponsored by the Sanibel Community Association and the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. This year the Show begins on March 5th and ends on the 7th. For more details please visit the Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum website for times and location or the Sanibel Community House website.

Photos are courtesy of the Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum photo gallery.