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It was pretty cool to see this Semipalmated Plover at Rock Harbor the other day. It was the first one I’ve seen this summer. It was wading in the water back by the boats on the Eastham side of the harbor.
The Semipalmated Plover has a black face, a black collar and orange legs and feet. I love the black-tipped orange bill. According to the Range Map, they spend their winters down south and summers in the Arctic. Maybe he is just passing through on his way up north?
Have you ever seen a Semipalmated Plover?
These pink Lady Slippers were blooming on the side of the road and were so pretty. I love the shape of their flower…. like a little slipper.
Lady Slippers have a pink pouch and 4 reddish brown twisted petals atop a single stalk. The flowers that are 1 and 1/2′ to 2 and 1/2″ and bloom in May and June in the woodlands.
“Some species of lady slipper are listed as endangered or threatened in New England. Others, like the common Pink Lady’s Slipper, are listed as “special concern” under the Native Plant Protection Act.”
So pretty, don’t you think?