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Beautiful Yellow Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly In Provincetown On Cape Cod.

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If you want to see butterflies and dragonflies, go to Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown. They are everywhere! I saw this beautiful yellow Tiger Swallowtail in a bush near the marsh. It was just close enough to get a decent photograph.

The Tiger Swallowtails are a large butterfly with a wingspan of 3-5.5″. They are overall yellow with black stripes and tails. They live on woodland edges, meadows and parks east of the Rockies.

Have you ever seen a Tiger Swallowtail? So pretty!

Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly In Provincetown On Cape Cod!

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I had a little extra time on my way to Provincetown, so I stopped at the Beech Forest Trail to see what I could find. Oh my! Thank goodness I brought my camera! There were birds, butterflies and dragonflies galore! And I didn’t even have to walk more than 10 yards. Wow! (Click on blog link to see other photo.)

This Red-spotted Purple butterfly landed at my feet while I was photographing a  dragonfly. I had never seen this gorgeous blue butterfly before, so it was fun to come home and do a little research. I had no idea what it was.

The Red-spotted Purple butterfly  is 3-3.5″ and black with iridescent blue at the borders above with several white spots at FW tips. The underside was so totally different with brick-red marks.

Such a cool find… have you ever seen a Red-spotted Purple butterfly?

 

Getting Ready For A Picnic At Beech Forest Trail In Provincetown On Cape Cod.

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I can’t wait until it gets a bit warmer and we can head up to Provincetown for a picnic on Beech Forest Trail, part of the National Seashore just outside of the center of Provincetown. It is such a pretty trail over a boardwalk where you can see many different species of birds, through the forest and around Blackwater Pond. It’s a  “must” if you’re in the Provincetown area!

And there, at the end of the trail is the perfect picnic table to relax and enjoy nature.

Interesting Trees On Beech Forest Trail In Provincetown On Cape Cod.

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There were some really cool-looking trees on Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown. They reminded me of Colorado where you frequently see trees on the slopes of the the mountains  which have curved trunks due to the snow and ice pushing it. They called them “snow knees.” Cute, don’t you think?

I wonder what caused these tree trunks to bend so much…

I took this tree with different filters. What do you think?