Category Archives: Cape Cod Trails

One Of Our First Butterflies This Season On Cape Cod.

I saw a little flutter of blue along the trail and was hoping it was one of the first butterflies of the season here on Cape Cod, the Spring Azure. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

It was a Spring Azure and I was in for a treat as it flitted about the trail for quite  a quite while we clicked away. You can see how vivid the blue is when the butterfly has its wings extended, and then how so dramatically different it is when its sings are folded.

Have you ever seen a Spring Azure butterfly? So pretty, don’t you think?

Happy Mother’s Day to you all! May you also see something special today!

The Trails Are Starting To “Green-Up” On Cape Cod.

The trails on Cape Cod are starting to look more and more like spring with all of the leaves starting to come out. It’s so refreshing to see all of the color after winter when everything is so desolate.

Pretty trail, don’t you think?

 

Early Morning At Ballston Beach On Cape Cod.

“On March 9 of 2013 Atlantic Hurricane cut a 100-foot wide opening in the narrow barrier dune at Ballston Beach in Truro, on Cape Cod. Tons of seawater surged into the freshwater marshes of the upper Pamet River eventually reaching Route 6, and briefly turning the end of Cape Cod into an island.”

What an incredible story! I took this photograph from the summit above Ballston Beach on the Pamet Cranberry Bog Trail. You can see where the dunes were swept away and the water went inland.

Mother Nature always has her own way…

The Catbirds Are Back At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

I love it when the birds start migrating back to the Cape for the summer. One of my favorite birds is the Catbird. I saw this Catbird singing away on the prickly vines on the Red Maple Swamp Trail.

Have you seen a Catbird yet this season?