Category Archives: Cape Cod Blog

The Cormorants Were Loving This Boat On Cape Cod.

What a sight to see all of these Cormorants enjoying their time on this Sunfish which was waiting to be taken out for the season. There was even a Cormorant standing on the mooring and more of them just swimming around anxious for that precious space to open up.

All I could think of was that I hope whoever owns this boat brought a big brush to clean it off. Or maybe just flip it over! The Cormorants were loving it!

Pretty Orange Jewelweed Wildflowers Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

The pretty Jewelweed wildflowers, also known as “Spotted Touch-Me-Not” wildflowers are such a unique wildflower. They have tubular orange flowers that dangle like pendants. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

The flowers are small, only 1 inch, while the plants grow from 3-5 feet in wet and shady places. I saw this Jewelweed on the Silver Spring Trail Loop at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Interesting Fact: It got its name “Spotted-Touch-Me-Not”  because if a ripe pod is touched, it splits open and shoots seeds four to six feet away from the plant.