Indian Pipe Wildflowers Are Blooming On Cape cod

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If you’re hiking in the woods, look for the waxy white Indian Pipe wildflowers that are blooming in clusters. They have a whitish, waxy, scaly stalk with nodding waxy bell-shaped flowers. Indian Pipe does not have any chlorophyll so its nutrients come from decaying matter, thus they thrive on the forest floor.

Indian Pipe grows to 4-10″ with 1” flowers from July to September. I have been looking for them for a while and only have seen them the past week.

Have you ever seen Indian Pipe wildflowers? So unique, don’t you think?

Surfing And Stand-Up Paddle Boarding At Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod

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They are still a lot of surfers and stand-up paddle boarders on Coast Guard Beach, part of Cape Cod National Seashore. It was amazing to see so many people on the beach and surfers, both board surfers and stand up paddle boarders, on  a beautiful September day.

We caught a few on our cameras but this paddle boarder was having a great time catching many, many waves.

Adorable Catbird Singing Away On Cape Cod

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This little Catbird was singing away on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. We could see him through the bushes in the distance, perched on the branch.

He looks like a young one with his fluffy feathers, don’t you think? So cute!

The Fields At Fort Hill On Cape Cod Are Aglow With Goldenrod Wildflowers

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The fields at Fort Hill are spectacular with the glow of Goldenrod wildflowers growing everywhere! They are unbelievable!

It seems like they went from fields of pink Sweet Pea wildflowers a few weeks ago to fields of Goldenrod wildflowers for the fall.

Gorgeous, don’t you think?

Early Morning Birds At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod

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I took a walk to Boat Meadow Beach the other morning and was surprised at  how many birds there were on the beach. It was mid-tide …so not too high and not too low. I had my phone but had forgotten my camera. Thankfully, I don’t do that very often.

You can see the larger Seagulls with about 50 little Semipalmated Plovers scurrying about. When I got home and looked on my computer I could see two birds flying above. I thought it was so pretty.

I kind of like the grainy way it looks from zooming in on my iPhone. What do you think?

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