The waist-high ropes are up and the yellow signs are up along The National Seashore on Cape Cod so that people are aware of the birds nesting on the beach and in the beach grass.
The Piping Plover, Common Tern and Least Tern are shorebirds that nest along coastal sand and gravel beaches in North America. They are difficult to see as they blend in with the sandy beach habitat. Their nests are made on the sand and are also difficult to see.
I’m sure you will see some of these roped off areas this spring if you area walking the National Seashore on Cape Cod. If you stop and look beyond the ropes you might see some of the shorebirds nesting on the beach.
This was such a pretty picture of the landscape at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. Fort Hill is a great place to go for a hike or to just see the spectacular views of Nauset Marsh.
Loved the vibrant colors of the homes, sky and clouds!
You can see this large rock deposited by a glacier many years ago as you hike along Nauset Marsh at Fort Hill on Cape Cod.
As the dense ice glacier moved across the land in this area, many large “glacial” rocks were left behind. This is just one of them down by the marshes.
The abundant Mountain Laurel wildflowers on Cape Cod are starting to bud. They must be a native shrub as you can find them everywhere.
I saw this Mountain Laurel as I was taking a walk a few days ago. I loved the little buds starting to emerge.
Did you know that Mountain Laurel is a flowering evergreen shrub in the heather family which blooms in May and June from Maine to Florida?
Ths Song Sparrows are back and singing away on Cape Cod. I saw this little guy in the bush at Fort Hill in Eastham by the Nauset Marsh. His music was so melodic.
Wishing you all a beautiful Easter and hope you can get outside in nature for a little bit today and enjoy all its beauty. Maybe you will hear a Song Sparrow singing to you too!
It wasn’t a stormy day at Nauset Beach on Cape Cod, but this black and white photograph looks a bit ominous.
Loved the darkness of the water with the Seagull just passing by overhead…