Category Archives: Cape Cod Wildflowers

Cabbage White Butterflies At Nauset Marsh In Eastham On Cape Cod

There are still plenty of Cabbage White butterflies flitting about this fall on Cape Cod, especially near the marshes.

We saw these two butterflies at Nauset Marsh the other day. I wasn’t sure why one had 1 spot and the other had 2 spots, only to learn later that the female has 2 spots.

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They loved the yellow wildflowers growing in the marsh.

The 2013 Breach Of Ballston Beach In North Truro On Cape Cod

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One of the trails in the Pamet Trail Area  in North Truro on Cape Cod goes to a stunning overlook where, during a winter storm in 2013,  the Atlantic Ocean breached the huge sand dunes on Ballston Beach and sent surging waves up the Pamet River all the way to Route 6. It is unbelievable how the coastline changed during that winter storm.

You can see in this photograph how powerful the breach was that winter day as it broke through the dunes.

Pamet Trail is great hike and worth the effort to see these spectacular views. A hike for the whole family!

 

 

 

 

Huge Purple Parry’s Harebell Wildflower In Orleans On Cape Cod

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I took a double-take when I saw this Parry’s Harebell wildflower on the side of the road in Orleans on Cape Cod. It was huge!

There are also Parry’s Harebell wildflowers out in Colorado but they are only about a 3/4  inch flower. This flower was about 4″ in diameter and about 3 feel tall and so pretty.

Have you ever seen a Parry’s Harebell?