I saw these bell-shaped pinkish mushrooms while hiking on the boardwalk of the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill. I’ve never seen mushrooms like these growing on a tree before. Have you?
As you can see my the 2nd photograph, they are really small. Does anyone know what kind of mushroom they are?
The pretty little pink and white bell-shaped Bearberry flowers that bloomed in early summer are now a deep red berry. I loved seeing them on the side of the trail at the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail.
I’m sure they are abundant anywhere there are Bearberry bushes. So pretty, don’t you think? Have you ever seen one?
When a crab washes up on shore, it’s lunch for the first finder, which happened to be this Seagull. He wasn’t letting it go as other Seagulls landed nearby.
He certainly was going to enjoy himself!
The Japanese Honeysuckle are growing profusely at Fort Hill in Eastham. Japanese Honeysuckle is a fragrant climbing vine with 1“ white flowers that grow in pairs and turn yellow with age. The flowers bloom from June through August and then become black berries.
Japanese Honeysuckle, although the flowers are very pretty, is considered an invasive plant that can smother out other plants in the area.
Have you ever seen Japanese Honeysuckle?
I had seen this little Checkerspot butterfly out of the corner of my eye for a few days at Fort Hill but was unable to photograph it. It never came close enough until… We were walking on the trail by the marsh when it alighted on a leaf by the side of the trail. We were able to take a few photographs of this pretty butterfly.
I did a little research and found that “Checkerspot (butterfly), any of a group of small to medium-size butterflies with distinctive orange, black, and brown checkered patterning on their wings.”
Have you ever seen a Checkerspot butterfly? Pretty little thing!
I love walking up the steps and along the path to Nauset Beach, part of the National Seashore, in Orleans on Cape Cod. The beach fence is perfect with the waters awaiting in the distance. So inviting…
Pretty, don’t you think?