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?
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!
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…
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!
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?
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.