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.
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?
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?
This cute little White-breasted Nuthatch was walking around on our deck the other day. I wondered if he had hit a window and gotten stunned and was just taking it easy for a bit. He seemed pretty good, just weird to see him on our deck.
Cute little guy, don’t you think?
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.
I couldn’t decide if I liked this old fishing boat at Rock Harbor Orleans in color or black and white. I thought they were both kind of interesting.
What do you think?