Tag Archives: Cape Cod

Great Horned Owl Keeps Coming To Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod

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This beautiful Great Horned Owl must love our little bird bath in our yard here on Cape Cod. He still comes most mornings right after dawn. It’s almost as if he times it so the motion detector won’t go off when he flies in.

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I thought he had flown away until I looked up in the tall White Pine tree and he was sunning himself and drying his feathers. I’ve been taking the photographs through the window so I won’t disturb him.

Magnificent bird, don’t you think? Love his horned ears!

Beautiful Walk Along Nauset Marsh At Hemenway Landing On Cape Cod

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There is such a pretty walk along Nauset Marsh at Hemenway Landing in Eastham on Cape Cod. I walked out the other day and could see all the people clamming at low tide. They didn’t even need a boat, just a rake and a bucket.

There are so many different trails to hike along Nauset Marsh. Have you ever taken one?

 

Yellow And Orange Butter And Eggs Wildflowers Along The Trails On Cape Cod

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There are many pretty Butter and Eggs wildflowers along the trails and roads here on Cape Cod. They are yellow and orange, the colors of “butter and eggs.” They resemble a garden Snapdragon with   flowers that are 1/2 -1″. The plants grow from 1-3 feet from July through September, so you still have a little time to find one!

Have you ever seen a  Butter and Eggs wildflower?

Terrapin Turtle Cages At The Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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As you walk the trails at the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, you will come across many of these little cages.

“Members of the Day Habilitation program make cages to protect the endangered Diamondback Terrapin Turtle population. This spring they made 25 cages.

These protective cages are delivered to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary when finished. The staff there knows just where to put the protective cages, since the turtles nest in the same areas every year.

At the end of the summer, the cages are removed after the turtles have hatched. The terrapins, about the size of a quarter, make their way back to the marshes.”

Very interesting…

 

Scallop Shells Under The Bridge In Eastham On Cape Cod

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I always stop on the Bridge Road bridge to see what I can see in the waters below. This time I happened to look down on the rocks and see them piled high with Scallop shells.

I wonder how the shells got there. Did the Seagulls drop them on the rocks and then feast on the Scallops inside? Why were they all piled so near each other? I thought it was a great photograph and a great story… whatever it may be!

What do you think?