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…
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.
The Brown Knapweed is blooming all over Cape Cod. Many regard it as an invasive wildflower, although it is very pretty. The 1 to 1 1/2″ flowers are pinkish purple with thistle like heads that grow from June through September.
I took this photograph while hiking at Fort Hill in Eastham but you can see them along the sides of the roads and trails.
“The Common Baskettail is a medium-sized, dull brown dragonfly with a series of yellow-orange lateral spots on its stout abdomen. Many individuals have a large brown triangular spot at the base of each hindwing; however, the wings may be clear.”
I saw this Common Baskettail Dragon on one of the trails at Fort Hill in Eastham. I had never photographed one before. I love his little face.
What do you think?
I love to park at Fort Hill in Eastham and then hike down to Hemenway Landing which is right on Nauset Marsh on the National Seashore. There is always something interesting to see along Nauset Marsh whether it be a bird, a butterfly, a boat, kayakers or just the gorgeous views.
I took this photograph in both a horizontal and a vertical layout. Which one do you like better?
It was a beautiful day to take a hike at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. The days are a little cooler and crisper and the sun was shining brightly. Perfect day at Fort Hill.
I love the little cutaways in the shrubs along the trails so you can see Nauset Marsh from many different angles. This view was just spectacular.
What do you think?