Category Archives: Cape Cod National Seashore

Pretty Yellow Scotch Broom By The Provincelands Visitors Center In Provincetown On Cape Cod

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The yellow Scotch  Broom wildflowers are especially pretty this spring by the Visitors Center at Provincelands in Provincetown on Cape Cod. The pea-shaped flower is about 1″ and blooms in May and June.

Such a delicate little flower, don’t you think?

The Purple Lupine Is Spectacular At Fort Hill In Eastham On Cape Cod

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If you want to see gorgeous purple Lupine, go to Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. There is a huge field of it and it is just spectacular!

I don’t think I have ever seen such a field that is so pretty filled with Lupine.

Have you ever seen the Lupine at Fort Hill?

Beautiful Northern Bobwhite At Fort Hill In Eastham On Cape Cod

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We stopped at Fort Hill yesterday hoping to see some butterflies or some new wildflowers and were greeted by the Northern Bobwhite calling his distinct call, “Bob WHITE!”bobwhitesinging

When I was a little girl my Dad, who was a bird lover, taught me many of the different bird calls. When I heard this “Bob WHITE!” I turned to Phil and said, “It’s a Northern Bobwhite. I remember the call from my Dad.” I have not heard it in probably 50 years, nor have I seen a Bobwhite in probably that long.

We stood there as one Northern Bobwhite flew out of the brush, followed by another one. One landed on a nearby tree where we got some good photographs.  He stood on the branch and sang out “Bob WHITE!” for about 20 minutes!

You can see his exquisite colors in the first photograph and him singing away in the second photograph.

We looked up on our bird identification app and Fort Hill is the only place on Cape Cod that anyone has seen a Northern Bobwhite this year!

Such an unbelievable treat!

Pretty Yellow Celandine In Eastham On Cape Cod

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I saw this pretty yellow Celandine wildflower at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod this past week. Calendine is a leafy plant with hairy stems and deep yellow 4-petaled flowers in loose clusters. The flowers are about 3/4″ while the plant grows to 1-3 feet from May to July on wooded edges, which is exactly where I saw it.

Have you ever seen a Celandine?