Beware Of The Birds Nesting Along The National Seashore On Cape Cod

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The waist-high ropes are up and the yellow signs are up along  The National Seashore on Cape Cod so that people are aware of the birds nesting on the beach and in the beach grass.

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The Piping Plover, Common Tern and Least Tern are shorebirds that nest along coastal sand and gravel beaches in North America. They are difficult to see as they blend in with the sandy beach habitat. Their nests are made on the sand and are also difficult to see.

I’m sure you will see some of these roped off areas this spring if you area walking the National Seashore on Cape Cod.  If you stop and look beyond the ropes you might see some of the shorebirds nesting on the beach.

Glacial Rock By Nauset Marsh At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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You can see this large rock deposited by a glacier many years ago as you hike along Nauset Marsh at Fort Hill on Cape Cod.

As the dense ice glacier moved across the land in this area, many large “glacial” rocks were left behind. This is just one of them down by the marshes.

 

The Mountain Laurel Wildflowers Are Starting To Bud On Cape Cod

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The abundant Mountain Laurel wildflowers on Cape Cod are starting to bud. They must be a native shrub as you can find them everywhere.

I saw this Mountain Laurel as I was taking a walk a few days ago. I loved the little buds starting to emerge.

Did you know that Mountain Laurel is a flowering evergreen shrub in the heather family which blooms in May and June from Maine to Florida?

 

The Song Sparrows Are Singing Away On Cape Cod

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Ths Song Sparrows are back and singing away on Cape Cod. I saw this little guy in the bush at Fort Hill in Eastham by the Nauset Marsh. His music was so melodic.

Wishing you all a beautiful Easter and hope you can get outside in nature for a little bit today and enjoy all its beauty. Maybe you will hear a Song Sparrow singing to you too!