Brian Lane

Brian Lane and Jeanne Murphy

About Brian Lane and Jeanne Murphy

As a Florida native, Brian grew up on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. During his childhood, he spent most of his spare time fishing along the beaches and bays of Florida’s west coast or roaming the woods looking for his next adventure. After high school, he left Florida to become a Watercraft Operator for the US Army Reserves. From early on, Brian was determined to find a profession that would satisfy his passion for wildlife and the outdoors. Being an environmental scientist and ecologist for the past 17 years has done just that. With camera in tow, Brian eagerly treks through waist-high swamps, canoes around alligator tails and drives ATVs up steep banks excitedly awaiting his next nature adventure to unfurl. Then, he brings his experiences back and shares them with others through environmental trainings, eco-tours and educational materials that he creates for his co-owned company, Sensing Nature®.

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Shells of Florida: Gulf of Mexico

Author: Brian Lane and Jeanne Murphy

ISBN: 978-1-936913-22-0

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This colorful, educational guide is an excellent resource for identifying the shells, common sea beans and other coastal drift found in beach, lagoon and bay habitats. Great for all ages and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the coastal areas whether briefly visiting the beach to nature enthusiasts and beachcombers.
This conveniently sized guide features photographs grouped by color of some of Florida’s common, uncommon and highly sought shelled animals. Other aquatic coastal animals are also included, plus important information about the wrack line and the coastal drift treasures hidden there.
Common and scientific names, shell ranges, maximum sizes, and other features are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor coastal experiences.

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Shells of Florida: Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Keys

Author: Brian Lane and Jeanne Murphy

ISBN: 978-1-936913-23-7

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This colorful, educational guide is an excellent resource for identifying the shells, common sea beans and other coastal drift found in beach, lagoon and bay habitats. Great for all ages and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the coastal areas whether briefly visiting the beach to nature enthusiasts and beachcombers.

This conveniently sized guide features photographs grouped by color of some of Florida’s common, uncommon and highly sought shelled animals. Other aquatic coastal animals are also included, plus important information about the wrack line and the coastal drift treasures hidden there.

Common and scientific names, shell ranges, maximum sizes, and other features are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor coastal experiences.

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Shells of North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia

Author: Brian Lane and Jeanne Murphy

ISBN: 978-1-936913-24-4

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This colorful, educational guide is an excellent resource for identifying the shells, common sea beans and other coastal drift found in beach, bay and related coastal habitats.

Great for all ages and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the coastal areas whether briefly visiting the beach to nature enthusiasts and beachcombers.

This conveniently sized guide features photographs grouped by color of some of North Carolina/South Carolina/Georgia’s common, uncommon and highly sought shelled animals.

Other aquatic coastal animals are also included, plus important information about the wrack line and the coastal drift treasures hidden there.

Common and scientific names, shell ranges, maximum sizes, and other features are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor coastal experiences.

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Shells of Texas

Author: Brian Lane and Jeanne Murphy

ISBN: 978-1-936913-21-3

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This colorful, educational guide is an excellent resource for identifying the shells, common sea beans and other coastal drift found in beach, bay and related coastal habitats. Great for all ages and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the coastal areas whether briefly visiting the beach to nature enthusiasts and beachcombers.

This conveniently sized guide features photographs grouped by color of some of Texas’ common, uncommon and highly sought shelled animals. Other aquatic coastal animals are also included, plus important information about the wrack line and the coastal drift treasures hidden there.

Common and scientific names, shell ranges, maximum sizes, and other features are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor coastal experiences.

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Wildlife of Texas – Tracks, Scats and Signs

Author: Brian Lane and Jeanne Murphy

ISBN: 978-1-936913-03-9

“CoverHow do you know wildlife is there if you don’t see it? This practical, educational guide is an excellent resource for interpreting the signs and clues that Texas wildlife has left behind. Great for outdoor and nature enthusiasts of all ages. This conveniently sized guide features color photographs of some common and elusive Texas mammal, reptile, bird, and amphibian species and their key identifiers most likely encountered — tracks, scat, or signs.

Common and scientific names, size dimensions of wildlife and tracks, and other field signs are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor adventures.

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