The Many Salt Marsh Plants On Cape Cod.

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We were taking a hike at Fort Hill last fall when we passed a group of middle school student on a field trip. Their guide was telling them about the salt marsh and that there are 3 plants that make up a salt marsh.

I thought to myself, “I never knew that. I’ll have to look that up when I get home.” I did some research and I think they are herbs, grasses and low shrubs.¬†Does anyone know if this is correct? There are many, many different varieties of each of these plants.

This is a photograph of Glasswort or Pickleweed. You can see it along the side of the trail on the salt marsh at Fort Hill.

 

 

 

Double-Crested Cormorant At Boat Meadow Creek On Cape Cod.

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I saw this Double-crested Cormorant swimming around on Boat Meadow Creek in Eastham a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised that they were still here. It is a diving bird so it was fun to watch it dive under water looking for food.

I loved its reflection and the reflection of the marsh grass in the water. What do you think?

Interesting Trees On Beech Forest Trail In Provincetown On Cape Cod.

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There were some really cool-looking trees on Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown. They reminded me of Colorado where you frequently see trees on the slopes of the the mountains ¬†which have curved trunks due to the snow and ice pushing it. They called them “snow knees.” Cute, don’t you think?

I wonder what caused these tree trunks to bend so much…

I took this tree with different filters. What do you think?

Huge Bamboo Grove On The Baker’s Pond Trail On Cape Cod.

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We were so surprised to see this huge grove of Bamboo trees on the trail around Baker’s Pond in Orleans. It just didn’t fit in with the ambiance of the area.

I wonder how it got there? Who planted it? I’ve seen other groves of Bamboo trees around the area too. I wonder if people use it as a hedge as it’s extremely dense.

Any thoughts?

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