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Grabbing Lunch On Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod

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When a crab washes up on shore, it’s lunch for the first finder, which happened to be this Seagull. He wasn’t letting it go as other Seagulls landed nearby.

He certainly was going to enjoy himself!

Japanese Honeysuckle Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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The Japanese Honeysuckle  are growing profusely at Fort Hill in Eastham. Japanese Honeysuckle is a  fragrant climbing vine with 1“ white flowers that grow in pairs and turn yellow with age. The flowers bloom from June through August and then become black berries.

Japanese Honeysuckle, although the flowers are very pretty, is considered an invasive plant that can smother out other plants in the area.

Have you ever seen Japanese Honeysuckle?

 

 

Pretty Orange And Brown Checkerspot Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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I had seen this little Checkerspot butterfly out of the corner of my eye for a few days at Fort Hill but was unable to photograph it. It never came close enough until… We were walking on the trail by the marsh when it alighted on a leaf by the side of the trail. We were able to take a few photographs of this pretty butterfly.

I did a little research and found that “Checkerspot (butterfly), any of a group of small to medium-size butterflies with distinctive orange, black, and brown checkered patterning on their wings.”

Have you ever seen a Checkerspot butterfly? Pretty little thing!

The Milkweed Seeds Are Dispersing All Over Cape Cod!

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The Milkweed seed pods are opening up and the seeds are ready to disperse into the air. They are amazing to watch, and so pretty.

Milkweed is the primary food for Monarch butterflies, so we hope that the seeds land everywhere… maybe even in my yard?

Pretty in the sunlight, don’t you think?

Lots Of Seals Along The Ocean Beaches On Cape Cod

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If you walk along the ocean beaches on Cape Cod, you are sure to see seals swimming along the shore, diving in and out of the waves. I’ve seen a lot of seals at Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Beach in the past few days.

If you walk all the way to Nauset Spit at low tide from either Nauset Beach or Coast Guard Beach, you can see what I call “seal island.” It is a sand bar, not too far from shore, that the seals pile on at low tide. You can hear their distinctive sounds from quite far away.

This 2nd photograph was taken from the end of Coast Guard Beach a few days ago.