Category Archives: Cape Cod Trails

Pretty Deptford Pink Wildflowers Blooming At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

The tiny, hot pink Deptford Pink wildflowers are blooming all along the trails at Fort Hill. I’ve never seen so many!

One interesting fact that I learned while doing a bit of research: The name ‘Deptford Pink’ refers to the town of Deptford, England where the plant once grew in abundance.

Such a pretty, delicate wildflower… have you seen any yet this year?

Stunning Scarlet Pimpernel Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

The Scarlet Pimpernel growing on the sides of the trail at Fort Hill are absolutely stunning this year! (Click on blog link for other photo.)

I have seen a few of them over the years at Fort Hill, but only small, little clumps of them with 2-3 flowers. As you can see in the 2nd photograph, this was a pretty big bush of them.

Two interesting facts that I Iearned:  1. “The Scarlet Pimpernel flowers open only when the sun shines, and even close in overcast conditions.” 2. “If consumed, it can be toxic to livestock and humans. Toxicity level ranges from virtually nontoxic to fatally toxic and appears to correlate with summer rainfall levels.”

Have you seen the Scarlet Pimpernel at Fort Hill?

 

 

 

Love This Bridge Over The Salt Marsh On Cape Cod.

One of our favorite hikes is the Nauset Marsh Trail by the Visitor’s Center in Eastham. It has so much diversity that there is always something new to see… like the kayaker out in the river!

I love this bridge over the salt marsh. It is such a beautiful view. Have you ever hiked the Nauset Marsh Trail? Does this bridge look familiar?

The Lady Slippers Are Blooming On Cape Cod And Gorgeous!

There were so many pink Lady Slippers blooming along the Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown, I couldn’t decide which photograph  I liked best. How often do you get to see 4 of these beauties next to each other in a row? What a treat!

Have you seen any Lady Slippers this summer?

Beech Forest Trail In Provincetown Is Blooming With Wildflowers.

This is the time of the year where you can see lots of different wildflowers along the Beech Forest Trail. If you start out on the boardwalk to the right, you are greeted with this gorgeous landscape view filled with Wild Irises.

It doesn’t get much prettier!

Lilies Of The Valley Wildflowers Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

I am always so surprised to see so many Lilies of the Valley blooming by the side of the trails here on the Cape. I had always seen them in “gardens” and it is such a treat to see them growing wild here!

Have you seen any Lilies of the Valley on any of your hikes? Gorgeous little flower, don’t you think?