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No trip to Florida from those of us 'up north" should happen without at least bringing back some shells and in my case, fossil shells. And no shell collector identifying his/her finds should go without having @MikeR give his opinion on IDs. (By the way, Mike, I skipped Shell Creek after an invite by Shellseeker to visit the Peace River). Next time!) Trying to attach a genus and species to Floridian fossil gastropods and bivalves is VERY difficult. I will be happy if I bat 50% on my identifications. It is for this reason, I hope Mike can peek at my finds. With that said, the shells found in this post were found by me just milling around the Sarasota/ Bradenton area east of I-75. Yes these were construction sites, but most were inactive, not a sole to be seen, and without "no trespass signs". Infra structure for the next phase (home building) had been already completed. People were walking dogs, riding bikes, or just strolling around. Fossil shells are SO abundant in Florida. If dirt is showing, fossils are in it! Just need to stop your car and look if in the area. Now to show what can be found. Over 50 different species were discovered in only a few hours in the early morning before my family awoke. Enjoy and please correct any misidentifications!!!!! As I said, this is Part 1. I can't begin with Part 2 until those fossils arrive in the mail. Part 2 involves assistance by forum members @jcbshark, @Shellseeker, and @Sacha. These are three wonderful individuals that deserve ALOT of praise for putting up with me!! This report will follow soon. Well maybe later since I am relying on the mail service!