Tag Archives: Fort Hill

Nauset Marsh on The National Seashore On Cape Cod

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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?

Pretty Pink Swamp Rose-Mallow Wildflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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have always loved seeing the Swamp Rose-Mallow wildflowers by the beaches in Connecticut and on Cape Cod. We called them “Marshmallows” when we were growing up, even though they come in pink or white. The were abundant around the ponds by the beach.

I saw this Swamp Rose-Mallow growing in the crevice of this rock at Fort Hill. I thought it was so pretty. The flowers are large, 4-7″ and grow near salt marshes and beaches.

I loved the coloring with the soft blues and light pink. What do you think?

Orange Sunrise Over Nauset Marsh At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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We were on our way to the gym a few days ago when we saw this awesome sunrise to the east. So, the next morning we left a bit earlier and got to Fort Hill, on the National Seashore, just as the sun started to rise.  It was just spectacular as you can see the sun over Nauset Marsh with the Atlantic Ocean in the background. The sun was so huge!

Pretty, don’t you think?

Gorgeous Black Swallowtail Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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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 Goldenrod Wildflowers Are Blooming All Over Cape Cod

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The Goldenrod is such a pretty wildflower to bloom at the end of the summer. It’s like it ushers the fall season in.

I saw this Goldenrod at Fort Hill in Eastham  along one of the trails.  I thought it was so pretty as you can see exactly why it is called “Goldenrod.”

Pretty, don’t you think?

Colorful Ermine Moth Feasting On The Goldenrod On Cape Cod

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As I was taking a hike around Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod, I noticed this colorful insect feeding on the Goldenrid by the side of the trail. It was so colorful and so pretty. I clicked away, not having any idea what it was.

It is an Ermine Moth with its wings folded up. As I researched this moth, I learned that they are brightly patterned with a smooth head and considered a pollinator. They are fairly common in this area. I had never seen one before. Have you?