This Tufted Titmouse landed only a few feet away from me on the Beech Forest Trail the other day. I clicked and this is what I got.
Such a petty bird. What do you think?
I’ve seen a lot of Climbing Nightshade, also known as Bittersweet Nightshade, wildflowers along the trails on Cape Cod. I took this photograph at Fort Hill down by the marsh although you can see them all along the trails.
Climbing Nightshade wildflowers are a climbing vine with 1/2″ violet flowers swept back from a yellow central “beak” in loose clusters. It forms egg-shaped shiny green berries which turn to bright red in late summer.
Important to note: The berries are poisonous!
The pink Dianthus Deptford wildflowers that are blooming at Fort Hill now are just spectacular! They are tiny little flowers, only about 1/2″. They have up to 5 stamens and 2 pistils which are twisted.
It is such a unique, delicate wildflower. I love the dots and the purple stamens.
Have you ever seen a Dianthus Deptford wildflower? They are blooming all over Fort Hill, so they are easy to see. The pink will catch your eye along the trails.
The Canada Mayflowers are blooming all over Cape Cod. They are a small woodland plant with tiny 4-petaled flowers clustered on stems like miniature bottle brushes. They only grow to about 4.”
I saw this Canada Mayflower at Fort Hill. There were many around, especially along the boardwalk on the Red Maple Swamp Trail.
So pretty and delicate, don’t you think?
Phil and I were taking a new hike for us on the John Wing Trail in Brewster, which is on the grounds of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, when we saw this mamma deer and her new little fawn. It sure didn’t look very old.
I’m not sure who surprised who more as they were right on the trail. We stood there and clicked away while they checked us out as well.
So cute, don’t you think?