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Pretty Blue Spring Azure Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

We saw this pretty blue Spring Azure Butterfly while hiking at Fort Hill. It was really difficult to get a photograph of it with its wings open as it was flitting everywhere and very close to the ground.

When it closed up its wings, it looks like a totally different butterfly.

It is a small butterfly with its wingspan 3/4″ to 1  1/4″.

Have you ever seen a Spring Azure butterfly?

Lots Of Fiddler Crabs At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

If you walk out to the beach at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at low tide you can see thousands and thousands of Fiddler Crabs scurrying about the mudflats and into their little holes in the mud. They are everywhere!

You can see the vast mudflats in the second photograph. They seem to go on forever.

Have you ever seen a Fiddler Crab? You can tell the males by their exceptionally large claw which is shaped like a fiddle, thus the name “Fiddler Crab.”

Red-Bellied Woodpecker In Her Nest At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

We always know when the Red-Bellied Woodpecker is hungry at the Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary because you can  her squawking from far away! You can walk down the Silver Spring trail and hopefully see her poking her head out of the hole in the tree, which is her home about 20 feet up.

Have you ever seen a Woodpecker’s hole in a tree? Pretty cool, don’t you think?


Beautiful Blue Wildflower On Cape Cod

I saw this beautiful blue wildflower at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary the other day, in the garden outside the Nature Center.  I think it is Blue-Eyed Grass,  It was so pretty and so delicate.

Does anyone know if it is Blue-Eyed Grass?

Since I wrote this Blog, someone commented that it is a Glory of the Snow wildflower. Kudos to my readers for taking the time to help me identify it!  Thank you!!