The baby Terrapin turtles are hatching along the beaches and trails at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. You can see the nests which have been marked in the photograph below with a cage to keep predators out. The blue tape lets the staff know that the incubation period is right around that time.
Staff at the sanctuary make 2 trips a day out to all of the nests to see if there are any hatchlings. The baby Terrapins cannot survive by themselves in the first hours of their life due to many factors which include ants, maggots and dehydration from the sun.
After they have absorbed their yolk and regained their energy back at the sanctuary, they are then set free out by their nest. They do not need to eat for quite a while. They never seen their mothers again and will spend most of their life in the water.
The story of the Terrapin turtle is quite fascinating and so interesting to learn about!
“Sharks in the Park” are back in Chatham on Cape Cod!
This summer, fifty-four merchants in town sponsored 4′ long sharks for the town’s “Shark in the Park” activities. Various businesses teamed up with artists who painted or created sharks that are on display around town from May through the end of August, so you still have time to see them!
Each shark has a different theme and is so unique! I loved this one of Fenway Stadium. It was so cool!
Part of the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod has been closed for years, needing many repairs. Well, the repairs to that part are completed and the whole trail is open again!
Next time you are on Cape Cod, put it on your list of To-Do’s. It is so much fun for the whole family!
I loved this photograph of the beach fence as you walk down to Coast Guard Beach in Eastham on Cape Cod. I thought the fence with the Wild Roses were so simple yet so pretty.
Coast Guard Beach, on the National Seashore, was voted the #6 Best Beach in the USA again this year! It is a gorgeous beach that stretches for miles…
Put it on your Bucket List if you haven’t been there! It’s hard to beat!
It was a gorgeous day for a walk from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach last weekend through the woods and over the salt marsh. It is still a bit cold, especially with the winds, so we haven’t put away our winter parkas yet. Hopefully soon!
I love the walk down to the water through the dunes at Coast Guard Beach. So pretty, don’t you think?
Young’s Fish Market at Rock Harbor on Cape Cod is a very popular place in the summer time.
“Located right by the docks at Rock Harbor in Orleans, MA, Young’s Fish Market is the perfect place to pick up a lobster roll and your fresh fish, fresh lobster or fresh shellfish for lunch or dinner! Walk the flats, check out the charter boats, and stroll over to Young’s for the catch of the day. You won’t find a more quality or picturesque fish and shellfish market on Cape!”
This will be a happening place very soon!