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Purple Climbing Nightshade Wildflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


The Climbing Nightshade wildflowers, also known as Bittersweet Nightshade,  are just beautiful at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. You can see them on the trail near the Cutting Rock or on the trail leading up to the overlook parking lot.

Climbing Nightshade wildflowers are a climbing vine with purple shooting star-shaped flowers of about 1/2″ which grow in clusters at the ends of long stems. Their petals are swept back from a yellow central “beak.”

Exquisite little wildflower, don’t you think?

American Copper Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


I almost missed this  little American Copper butterfly at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. He was pretty camouflaged until he opened his wings for a second and I saw the beautiful orange color and black spots.

American Copper butterflies are small, only about 1″ with orange forewings and about 8 black dots and a black outer edge. When their wings are closed up, they look light grey with fine black dots and blend in very nicely .

Have you ever seen an American Copper butterfly?

Common Wood Nymph Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


I chased this little Common Wood Nymph butterfly around at Fort Hill before he alighted on a leaf and I could take a photograph. I had not seen one here on Cape Cod before.

Common Wood Nymphs are dark brown with a prominent yellow patch on their forewings and 2 black eyespots above and below.

Very pretty little butterfly, don’t you think?

Red Maple Swamp Trail At Fort Hill On Cape Cod Is All Open


Part of the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod has been closed for years, needing many repairs. Well, the repairs to that part are completed and the whole trail is open again!

Next time you are on Cape Cod, put it on your list of To-Do’s. It is so much fun for the whole family!

Gorgeous Pink Wildflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


I saw this gorgeous pink wildflower on the side of the trail at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod and I have no idea what kind of wildflower it is! I can’t find it in any of my wildflower books or on the internet. Hmmm.

I think it is so pretty. It is very small, only about 1/2″, but so distinctive. I love the center… so delicate. Can anyone identify this wildflower?  Isn’t it gorgeous?