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Bullfrog At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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I kept hearing this Bullfrog in the water by Silver Spring Trail, but I couldn’t see where it was until I used my binoculars and saw him amongst the Lily Pads. With his camouflage coloring, he was quite hidden in there.

This Bullfrog is about 4 and 3/4 ” and the female lays up to 20,000 eggs. Yikes! That is a lot of eggs!! It takes 1-3 years for the tadpoles to develop into adults. Interesting…

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?

 

 

Snowy Egret At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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This Snowy Egret was wading at Goose Pond at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, looking for that perfect fish. I love his black legs and bright yellow feet.

The Snowy Egret is about 24″ tall and all white with a long neck and a slender bill. ┬áDuring courtship, they have long, lacy plumes on their back, chest and crown.

Don’t you just love his feet?