The Beautiful Monarch Butterflies Are Back On Cape Cod

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The colorful Monarch butterflies are back on Cape Cod. They search for Milkweed plants to feed on which Cape Cod has plenty of. I saw this Monarch while hiking at Fort Hill in Eastham a couple of days ago.

Monarch butterflies are just beautiful with orange above with black veins and white spotted margins. Below is more of a  yellow-orange color. The head and body ate black with white spots.

This Monarch was feeding on a Milkweed plant out in the field. You can see his beautiful coloring. Have you seen a Monarch this summer?

Beautiful Everlasting Pea Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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The hot pink Everlasting Pea Wildflowers at Fort Hill are gorgeous and growing abundantly in the fields. They look like blankets of pink  in the distance.

The Everlasting Pea is pink, and sometimes purple, with irregular-shaped flowers. The flowers are about 1″ on a sprawling plant that grows 3-4 feet on roadsides and meadows.

Have you ever seen an Everlasting Pea? Pretty, don’t you think?

Beautiful Bluebirds On Cape Cod

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There are lots of Bluebirds here on Cape Cod and usually you don’t have to travel far to see them. This little Bluebird loves to perch on the tree in our yard.

We put up 3 new birdhouses in April hoping that someone might occupy them this summer. We had 3 families of Chickadees move in for the first month or so.  And then some Sparrows moved into 2 of the vacated houses and a Bluebird moved into the remaining house. It has always been my dream to have a Bluebird use a birdhouse in my yard. What  treat! It’s been so much fun watching them come and go and bring food to their young.

Whenever I go near the house a Bluebird flies out so I know that they are still in there. This beautiful Bluebird loves to perch on the branch nearby.

 

 

Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod Is Always Spectacular!

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I love walking on Coast Guard Beach is Eastham on Cape Cod. It goes for miles and miles and is just pristine. You can see why it was voted #6 in the country.

There has been a bit of erosion along the beach as you can see the high water mark quite distinctly with the 3-4 foot dunes near the water.

Always a beautiful walk… any day, any time, any weather!

Pretty Blue Chicory Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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Bright blue Chicory wildflowers are blooming all over Fort Hill on Cape Cod. Their intense blue color makes them easy to spot on the sides of the trails or in the fields.

Chicory grows on a stiff stalk and has numerous 1 and 1/2″ stemless flower heads with fringed petals.  These bloom for only one day  from June to October.

The part of the Chicory that always catches my eye are the exquisite stamens and pistils in the center. They look like little blue rods with a lasso at the top. Just beautiful!

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