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Yellow Wildflower At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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I saw this pretty yellow wildflower at ┬áthe Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary a few weeks ago. I didn’t know what it was. So I came home and researched my wildflowers books and the internet and I still do not know what kind of wildflower it is.

Can anyone help me with its identification? It would be much appreciated! It is so pretty.

Beautiful Whimbrel At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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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!

Beautiful View From The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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The views at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary are many and they are breathtaking. I took this photograph from the lookout on the Goose Pond Trail heading out toward the beach. You can see Tri-Island in the distance on the right which is also a fun hike. You may be treated to many shorebirds feeding in the marshes.

In the far distance you can see the white beaches of Wellfleet and Jeremy Point. It doesn’t get much prettier!

 

New High Tide Markers At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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When we hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and want to go out to the outer beach across the boardwalk on the salt marsh, we always look at the tide charts to make sure it is not near high tide. We got stuck last year in February and ended up wading in, rolling up our jeans and holding our shoes. Thank goodness it was a warm day but the water was still pretty cold.

This past summer they have marked where they think the tides will be in the future, as they seem to be getting higher each year.

The first photograph shows the trail looking out to Cape Cod Bay with the beach in the distance. The second photograph shows looking back to the trail from where the high tide comes in now. The years they have marked ar 2025, 2050, 2063 and 2075.

It’s amazing how high the tides might rise with the warming climate.