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Jeanne Murphy

About Jeanne Murphy

As a professional wildlife biologist, Jeanne is happiest when teaching about nature through educational workshops/eco-tours, capturing moments in time through nature photography or just exploring nature at leisure.

After pursuing a bachelor degree in animal science and graduate courses in ichthyology, Jeanne has since spent years traveling and mapping wetland and upland habitats throughout the United States as well as working as a government wildlife biologist educating the public about the importance of natural systems and their inhabitants.

Now, Jeanne excitedly co-owns Sensing Nature® (a Florida environmental education, ecotourism and educational nature products company) with her husband Brian Lane.

As a certified instructor for the University of Florida’s Florida Master Naturalist Program and as an active community member, Jeanne believes that we can all make a positive difference in tomorrow’s environmental successes.

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Shells of Texas

ISBN: 978-1-936913-21-3
Authors: Jeanne L. Murphy and Brian W. Lane


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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Shells of North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia

ISBN: 978-1-936913-24-4
Authors: Jeanne L. Murphy and Brian W. Lane


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 Florida: Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Keys

ISBN: 978-1-936913-23-7
Authors: Jeanne L. Murphy and Brian W. Lane


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: Gulf of Mexico

ISBN: 978-1-936913-22-0
Authors: Jeanne L. Murphy and Brian W. Lane


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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Tracks, Scats and Signs of Texas Wildlife

ISBN: 978-1-936913-03-9
Authors: Brian W. Lane & Jeanne L. Murphy

How 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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