Category Archives: Cape Cod Hiking

Yellow And Orange Butter And Eggs Wildflowers On Cape Cod

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The Butter and Eggs wildflowers, also known as Toadflax,  are blooming all over Cape Cod. I saw these growing in the meadows at Fort Hill in Eastham.

Butter and Eggs are two-toned with irregularly shaped 1/2′ to 1″ flowers with spurs. They resemble a Snapdragon and bloom from July through September. Many consider this a weed, while others cultivate it for cutting.

I think Butter and Eggs is so pretty, especially when it grows so late in the season. It reminds me of Candy Corn. What do you think?

 

Cute Little Baby Bunny On The Trail On Cape Cod

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I have seen so many baby bunnies in the past couple of weeks… on my bike rides and on the trails. It seems like they all have come out of their hutches and are hitting the trails. They are so small and so cute!

I saw this little guy as I was walking from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach. He was right on the trail and wasn’t phased by me at all. He just plodded along the path, eating as he went, as I walked by.

The Queen Anne’s Lace Wildflowers Are Gorgeous At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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There are fields and fields of Queen Anne’s Lace wildflowers at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape cod. I have never seen so many there before.

Phil took this photograph of me as I was clicking away. Such a gorgeous day!  And the wildflowers were spectacular!

The Beautiful Monarch Butterflies Are Back On Cape Cod

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The colorful Monarch butterflies are back on Cape Cod. They search for Milkweed plants to feed on which Cape Cod has plenty of. I saw this Monarch while hiking at Fort Hill in Eastham a couple of days ago.

Monarch butterflies are just beautiful with orange above with black veins and white spotted margins. Below is more of a  yellow-orange color. The head and body ate black with white spots.

This Monarch was feeding on a Milkweed plant out in the field. You can see his beautiful coloring. Have you seen a Monarch this summer?

Pretty Blue Chicory Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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Bright blue Chicory wildflowers are blooming all over Fort Hill on Cape Cod. Their intense blue color makes them easy to spot on the sides of the trails or in the fields.

Chicory grows on a stiff stalk and has numerous 1 and 1/2″ stemless flower heads with fringed petals.  These bloom for only one day  from June to October.

The part of the Chicory that always catches my eye are the exquisite stamens and pistils in the center. They look like little blue rods with a lasso at the top. Just beautiful!

What do you think?

 

Little Wood Satyr Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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I saw this Little Wood Satyr butterfly  at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. I had never seen one before. It was right off the trail leading out to Cutting Rock.

The Little Wood Satyr is light brown in color with two yellow-rimmed black eyespots on both sides of its forewings.  The hindwing has two spots.  The Little Wood Satyr prefers habitat that is open, contains deciduous trees along with marshy areas.

Have you ever seen a Little Wood Satyr?