Tag Archives: Cape Cod National Seashore

Stunning Scarlet Pimpernel Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

The Scarlet Pimpernel growing on the sides of the trail at Fort Hill are absolutely stunning this year! (Click on blog link for other photo.)

I have seen a few of them over the years at Fort Hill, but only small, little clumps of them with 2-3 flowers. As you can see in the 2nd photograph, this was a pretty big bush of them.

Two interesting facts that I Iearned:  1. “The Scarlet Pimpernel flowers open only when the sun shines, and even close in overcast conditions.” 2. “If consumed, it can be toxic to livestock and humans. Toxicity level ranges from virtually nontoxic to fatally toxic and appears to correlate with summer rainfall levels.”

Have you seen the Scarlet Pimpernel at Fort Hill?

 

 

 

Nesting Piping Plovers At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod.

If you take a walk down Coast Guard Beach, you will see most of the upper beach to the right is cordoned off  with stakes and string to keep the public off of that area. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

Within the area you can see little cages that have been put over the nesting Piping Plovers so that a predator cannot reach the eggs or the chicks. The birds can easily get in and out.

We are so lucky that these precious little  Piping Plovers come back every year to nest on Coast Guard Beach!

 

 

Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod Was Again Rated One Of The Top Ten Beaches In The USA!

You can see why Coast Guard Beach, part of the Cape Cod National Seashore,  has again been rated one of the Top 10 Beaches in The United States. It is spectacular any time of the day, anytime of the year, any time…. period.

Don’t you agree?

Love This Bridge Over The Salt Marsh On Cape Cod.

One of our favorite hikes is the Nauset Marsh Trail by the Visitor’s Center in Eastham. It has so much diversity that there is always something new to see… like the kayaker out in the river!

I love this bridge over the salt marsh. It is such a beautiful view. Have you ever hiked the Nauset Marsh Trail? Does this bridge look familiar?

Fort Hill On Cape Cod Is Known For Its Beautiful Lupine Wildflowers!

The beautiful deep purple Lupine wildflowers are blooming and gorgeous at Fort Hill. It is such a  pretty photograph with Nauset Marsh in the background, don’t you think?

And… if you’re there and look very closely way in the background, you can see two beautiful pink Lupine. So pretty…