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The CG36500 from Disney’s movie, The Finest Hours, Is Back At Rock Harbor In Orleans On Cape Cod

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The CG 36500 is back at the dock at Rock Harbor in Orleans for the summer. We had the privilege of being the first ones on it the other day with wonderful stories told by Richard.

The CG 36500 is the original boat from the Disney movie, “The Finest Hours.” It is a true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue and  is based on the book, “The Finest Hours” by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.

It’s so cool because this daring rescue took place off of Chatham here on Cape Cod. If you haven’t seen the movie, it is well worth it and so educational for the kids!

 

 

Baby Bluebird Feeding In Our Yard On Cape Cod

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We have so many baby birds in our yard, it is truly amazing. There are baby Bluebirds, baby Red-winged Blackbirds, baby Finches, baby Downy Woodpeckers, a baby Red-tailed Hawk, baby Baltimore Orioles, baby Sparrows, baby Chickadees, baby Robins, baby Catbirds, and a baby Red-bellied Woodpecker. Whew! Every time I walk outside, it sounds like a nursery with all of the babies chirping!

As Phil said, “We were doing fine with the seed and grape jelly until we had to feed all of the families… and some of them have 4 babies!” But, oh so much fun!

This little baby Bluebird was sitting on top of the bird feeder. Its mom had been feeding it seeds from the feeder. Well, this Baltimore Oriole flew in and the little Bluebird just opened its mouth expecting to get fed! Ha!

Adorable, don’t you think?

Baby Animal Shower At Wild Care In Eastham On Cape Cod!

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Wild Care in Eastham on Cape Cod is a remarkable place in Eastham on Cape Cod. Their mission is:

“To help sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife through Wildlife Rehabilitation; to reduce the number of animals impacted by human activity through Educational Outreach; and to help protect the species and the ecosystems they represent through Advocacy and Conservation.”

Yesterday they had their annual “Baby Shower” for all of the little “wild ones” that they care for. It was so much fun! People brought things from paper towels to food to laundry detergent to gift cards for the center. I took this photograph at 10:30 and it was only the first 1/2 hour. Wow!

This is a photograph of the little Eastern Screech Owl named “Up-Up” that was brought to them in May.  It cannot fly so it will be there permanently and used for Educational Outreach programs in the schools and organizations.

What an adorable little guy, don’t you think?

Yellow Wood Sorrel Wildflower Is Native To Cape Cod

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The Yellow Wood Sorrel is another wildflower that I had never seen before. It’s so much fun to learn the new wildflowers on Cape Cod. Most of them are so different from the ones from Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. I saw this one at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Yellow Wood Sorrel is a small 5-petaled 1/2″ flower with 3 heart-shaped leaflets, similar to a Clover. They are common on Cape Cod and native and bloom from May through August.

I loved the little bit or orange around the center. Pretty, don’t you think?

 

 

Walking To Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod

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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!