Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see a Great Blue Heron in flight. They are so majestic. There were 6 Great Blues feeding in the tall grass on Nauset Marsh on the island across from Hemenway Landing this past week.
It was quite a ways away, but still beautiful! I clicked away. What do you think?
It was a beautiful day for a hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with the sun shining and warm temperatures. One of my favorite hikes is the Silver Spring Loop where there are plenty of places to sit and relax and enjoy nature at its best.
Looks pretty inviting, huh?
There is still a lot of Honeysuckle blooming at FortHill. It has been such a warm fall heron Cape Cod. I walked home from the beach the other day and counted 7 different species of wildflowers that were still blooming. Amazing for the end of October!
Such a pretty wildflower…
It was a beautiful day to hike around Kent’s Point in Orleans on Cape Cod. There are several trails along the beach and through the woods. And there are many places to sit, relax and enjoy the glorious day! If you’re in Orleans, it’s a great place to visit for the whole family!
We saw this beautiful Whimbrel at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary a few weeks ago. It was out on the sand by the marsh grass.
The Whimbrel is a fairly large wader of the Curlew family. It gets its English name because it is imitative of the bird’s call.
We had never seen one there before, so this was a big treat! Look at that bill. It is huge!
There are still quite a few butterflies flying around here on Cape Cod. I saw this Clouded Sulfur butterfly at Fort Hill, feeding on a Knapweed wildflower. I also saw many Cabbage White butterflies, some Painted Lady butterflies and one Monarch butterfly. I thought the Monarchs had migrated down to Mexico a few weeks ago.
It must be the warm weather and that the wildflowers are still blooming that is keeping them all around.