There are many pretty Butter and Eggs wildflowers along the trails and roads here on Cape Cod. They are yellow and orange, the colors of “butter and eggs.” They resemble a garden Snapdragon with flowers that are 1/2 -1″. The plants grow from 1-3 feet from July through September, so you still have a little time to find one!
Have you ever seen a Butter and Eggs wildflower?
As you walk the trails at the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, you will come across many of these little cages.
“Members of the Day Habilitation program make cages to protect the endangered Diamondback Terrapin Turtle population. This spring they made 25 cages.
These protective cages are delivered to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary when finished. The staff there knows just where to put the protective cages, since the turtles nest in the same areas every year.
At the end of the summer, the cages are removed after the turtles have hatched. The terrapins, about the size of a quarter, make their way back to the marshes.”
I always stop on the Bridge Road bridge to see what I can see in the waters below. This time I happened to look down on the rocks and see them piled high with Scallop shells.
I wonder how the shells got there. Did the Seagulls drop them on the rocks and then feast on the Scallops inside? Why were they all piled so near each other? I thought it was a great photograph and a great story… whatever it may be!
What do you think?
When we moved in this past spring we planted some Rose bushes and Day Lilies in the back yard. They would be pretty and come up each year. But I had to have my favorite flower, the Zinnia. I think they are so pretty and they bloom and bloom and bloom. Now I have so many flowers, I cannot cut them all and put them in my house.
I always get the ones called “Cut & Come Again” because each time you cut a flower, two more will grow and bloom. So,k they multiply and are gorgeous!
This kayaker looked so content kayaking on one of the creeks here on Cape Cod. Lots of time you can launch on the bay or on a river and then paddle up one of the creeks or tributaries.
Just be careful that you watch the tides. You don’t want to be stuck in the mud at low tide!