There are white Dewberries blooming everywhere you look on Cape Cod! They are such a pretty wildflower. So simple, yet so delicate. I saw these on the boardwalk of Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill.
“Dewberries are a group of species closely related to the blackberries. They are small trailing brambles with fruits, reminiscent of the raspberry, but are usually purple to black instead of red. Dewberries are common throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere and are thought of as a beneficial weed. The leaves can be used to make a tisane, and the berries are edible and taste sweet. They can be eaten raw, or used to make cobbler, jam, or pie.”
Very interesting, don’t you think?
We both saw something scurry across our garden yesterday morning. It was tiny, not much bigger than a hamster. As we slowly investigated, we saw this tiny little bunny just looking up at us.
He was so cute as I got this photograph of him munching on the Zinnia leaf. It is a dwarf Zinnia, only about 6″ tall.
Cute little critter, huh?
I love the paths that lead you to Cape Cod Bay. You walk through tall grasses on a sandy trail with Wild Roses starting to bloom and you can see the miles of flats of Cape Cod Bay in the distance.
It doesn’t get much prettier that this!
The Wild Lupine wildflowers at Fort Hill are magnificent this year! Last year was a very lean year for the Wild Lupine so it was a big treat to see them all blooming the other day.
Wild Lupine grows to about 20″ with elongated clusters of blue 1/2″ pea-flowers.
The Least Terns were quite noisy as we walked by their roped off area on Coast Guard Beach. The nesting area is off limits to people and pets as the Least Terns and the Piping Plovers lay their eggs and raise their young.
This Least Tern looked so regal as he posed for his photograph!
I was taking a hike at Fort Hill the other day and came across this pretty little white wildflower. I had never seen a Star Chickweed wildflower before. It is so delicate with its tiny pistil and colorful stamens. This perennial wildflower is about 6-12″ tall and unbranched.
So pretty, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Star Chickweed wildflower?