Category Archives: Cape Cod Hiking

Bearberry Are Starting to Bloom On Cape Cod

The Bearberry with its vibrant red berries are starting to come out on Cape Cod. They are an 8″ trailing evergreen shrub with red berries and glossy, leathery leaves. Out in Colorado they are called kinnikinick.

Their flowers which are tiny white or pink bells will bloom in May and June on sandy or rocky  soil.

Have you ever seen a Bearberry?


Hairy Woodpecker In Wiley Park On Cape Cod

It is such a treat to take a hike in one of the parks here on Cape Cod and hear the drilling of the Hairy Woodpecker on the trees. This Hairy was very busy at work.

I was lucky to get close enough to get a decent photograph of him.

Hairy Woodpeckers are bigger than the Downy Woodpecker with a much larger bill and clear, white unspotted outer tail feathers.

Have you ever seen a Hairy Woodpecker? Beautiful, don’t you think?

Need Help In Identifying This Lichen In Eastham On Cape Cod

There are a lot of this green lichens growing on the trees here on Cape Cod. I presume it grows so abundantly here is because of the humidity and moisture. But, when you get up close, it really is very pretty. And you see it everywhere you look.

Does anyone know what type of lichen it is?  Any help would be greatly appreciated! This photograph is really a little clump that is only a couple of inches in diameter.

Little Snowman On Nauset Beach In Orleans On Cape Cod

Nauset Beach in Orleans on Cape Cod has been gorgeous lately, especially with the recent snow. I saw this little snowman that someone had made on the beach and thought it was so cute!

How often do you get to see a snowman on the beach? I’ve never seen one before!

Just precious!