Category Archives: Cape Cod Hiking

Pretty Pink Dame’s Rocket Wildflowers Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

The Dame’s Rocket wildflowers are blooming along the sides of the roads and trails here on Cape Cod. They are such a pretty wildflower.

“ Dame’s Rocket is a pollinator powerhouse, offering a smorgasbord of nectar for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Its blooms are a beacon for these vital garden visitors, supporting biodiversity.”

Pretty Pink Lady’s Slipper Wildflowers Blooming On Cape Cod.

The pink Lady’s Slipper wildflowers are blooming here on Cape Cod and are so delicate and pretty. I’ve seen them along the trails on a lot of hikes, as well as in our back yard!

“Pink Lady’s Slipper is a large, showy wildflower belonging to the orchid family. Its flower is magenta to whitish-pink; sometimes the whitish pink flowers will have darker pink venation. This plant grows 6 to 15 inches tall and flowers generally between May and July.”

Have you seen a Lady’s Slipper this year?

The Scarlet Pimpernel Wildflowers Are Blooming At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

Scarlet Pimpernel, tiny,  bright reddish-orange wildflowers, are blooming along the trails at Fort Hill. They are just beautiful and grow in large clumps that you can see in the 2nd photograph. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

Did you know that the Scarlet Pimpernel flowers open only when the sun shines, and even close in overcast conditions?

Have you see the Scarlet Pimpernel this year?

Beautiful Northern Crescent Butterfly On The Trail At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

This is the first Northern Crescent butterfly I’ve seen this year and he sure is a beauty! Look at those vibrant colors!

He was hanging out right on the trail as we walked by, and was very accommodating, waiting for us to take our photographs before moving on.

Lilies Of The Valley Wildflowers Are Blooming And Plentiful On The Trails On Cape Cod.

The Lilies of the Valley are blooming and gorgeous along the trails on Cape Cod. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

I took these photographs along the Nauset Marsh Trail in Eastham. They are plentiful, as you can see in the 2nd photo, and just beautiful!