Category Archives: Cape Cod Hiking

Lots Of Birders At the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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If you want to go birding with an expert, sign up at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They schedule many birding hikes throughout the day and you will be surprised at how much you learn. They are amazing!

We were out at the outer beach past the boardwalk when we saw these birders in the distance. We went over to see what they were watching and were pleasantly surprised. There were quite a few different shore birds that we couldn’t see where we had been standing. The expert was educating them on all of the birds they could see from Black-bellied Plovers to Semi-palmated Plovers to a Whimbrel by the tall grass. He was so informative on everything around them.

It was a gorgeous day to be on the beach and such a treat to see so many shore birds! A perfect day to go birding!

Nauset Marsh on The National Seashore On Cape Cod

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It was a beautiful day to take a hike at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. The days are a little cooler and crisper and the sun was shining brightly. Perfect day at Fort Hill.

I  love the little cutaways in the shrubs along the trails so you can see Nauset Marsh from many different angles. This view was just spectacular.

What do you think?

Low Tide At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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There is a wonderful hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where you can go out to the outer beaches, over a boardwalk. But only go at low tide or near low tide or you could get stuck!

It was a glorious day last week with a blue sky and beautiful puffy clouds. We hiked the Silver Spring Trail and then out to the outer beach where we saw a lot of shore birds.

I took a photograph of the boardwalk from 2 different perspectives… straight on and at an angle. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. What do you think?

Gorgeous Black Swallowtail Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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This Black Swallowtail butterfly was pretty elusive as I was chasing it at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. I would see it flit around and land and, by the time I got to it, it flew away again.

The Black Swallowtail is a large butterfly, measuring 2 1/2 to 3 1/2.” It is overall black with iridescent blue, yellow  and orange markings.

I was only able to get one photograph of it.  What a beautiful butterfly!

 

 

Fort Hill In Eastham On Cape Cod Was Spectacular!

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The landscape and clouds at Fort Hill on Cape Cod the other day were just spectacular! It has been so dry this summer that there were very few wildflowers or even butterflies. I had gone for a walk to see if I could get any new photographs of the Monarch butterflies, but only saw 2 of them in the distance.

Even though it was a hot day, it felt like  fall was right around the corner…

 

Orange And Brown Checkerspot Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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This little orange and brown Checkerspot butterfly alighted on a Queen Anne’s Lace wildflower and made for such a pretty photograph  on the trail at Fort Hill in Eastham.

There are a lot of butterflies at Fort Hill this time of the year. It’s fun to bring your camera and see how many photographs you can get. Sometimes you will a lot, and sometimes you won’t get any! They certainly are elusive little things!