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Beautiful Baltimore Orioles Are Still Here On Cape Cod!

We have seen so many Baltimore Orioles at our jelly feeder the past couple of weeks, I keep thinking that they must be filling up for their migration. I’ve never seen so many… sometimes there’s a line of 7 or 8  waiting for the feeder. And it is quite amazing that they patiently wait for their turn.

We look forward to their return each spring. They are such a beautiful bird and so chatty and colorful. We will miss them when they finally leave in the next couple of weeks.

Queen Anne’s Lace Wildflowers Are Blooming And Plentiful On Cape Cod.

You can see the white Queen’s Anne’s Lace wildflowers blooming everywhere on Cape Cod. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many! They are just beautiful!

“The Queen Anne’s lace ‘flower’ is actually a compound flower with thousands of tiny white flowers in lacy, flat-topped clusters (umbels) with a dark, purplish center. As the seeds ripen, the inflorescence curls inward to form a birds nest shape and turns a brownish color.”

How did Queen Anne’s lace flower get its name?
“Queen Anne’s lace is said to be named after Queen Anne herself. Queen Anne was well versed in lacemaking. One day while sewing she pricked herself with a needle. A drop of blood fell unto her lace, leaving a single dark purple floret in the center of the flower.”