I was so surprised to see these gorgeous, bright red Cardinal Wildflowers on the Silver Spring Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They were just beautiful and growing along the trail by the spring. I’ve never seen them there before at all so this was a big treat!
Have you ever seen a Cardinal Wildflower?
It was a gorgeous, windy day at Fort Hill and the clouds were spectacular! I took a nice long hike and didn’t get many photographs as it was so windy… until I got to the top parking lot and started walking back down to my car.
This is what I saw… it doesn’t get much prettier, do you think? Have you been to Fort Hill lately?
I love seeing all of the new wildflowers during the summer on Cape Cod. This yellow Wood Sorrel was so pretty. I saw it at Fort Hill along the trails and down by Hemenway Landing.
Love the orange dots in the center. So pretty, don’t you think?
This Tufted Titmouse landed only a few feet away from me on the Beech Forest Trail the other day. I clicked and this is what I got.
Such a petty bird. What do you think?
I’ve seen a lot of Climbing Nightshade, also known as Bittersweet Nightshade, wildflowers along the trails on Cape Cod. I took this photograph at Fort Hill down by the marsh although you can see them all along the trails.
Climbing Nightshade wildflowers are a climbing vine with 1/2″ violet flowers swept back from a yellow central “beak” in loose clusters. It forms egg-shaped shiny green berries which turn to bright red in late summer.
Important to note: The berries are poisonous!
The pink Dianthus Deptford wildflowers that are blooming at Fort Hill now are just spectacular! They are tiny little flowers, only about 1/2″. They have up to 5 stamens and 2 pistils which are twisted.
It is such a unique, delicate wildflower. I love the dots and the purple stamens.
Have you ever seen a Dianthus Deptford wildflower? They are blooming all over Fort Hill, so they are easy to see. The pink will catch your eye along the trails.